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Posted on February 23, 2013 10:40 pm
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Zafer Unal
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What are your greatest strengths?
If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid when responding to this question? What might be some important points to stress that would get the interviewer’s attention? How would you respond to this question?
 
     
     
 
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Posted April 18, 2013 7:19 pm

yZyDuN
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When answering this question you do not what to sound too cocky or full of yourself. It is important to be humble and explain how you acquired your strengths. I would respond to this question by saying that my greatest strength and is taking constructive criticism. Growing up as a dancer, I have gone to countless auditions in which I was told that I did not make the cut. It was always tough but by asking what i needed to improve on, I was able to grow as a dancer and start booking jobs. It is beneficial to take criticism to improve in areas of weakness. I will always welcome constructive criticism because I want to keep learning and growing.
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Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:28 pm

Sandee English
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Since there is a very fine line between sounding cocky and sounding confident, I would stay focused on teaching-related and professional strengths and avoid mentioning strengths about any personal in any way. I would mention things such as my communication skills, my ability to get students excited about learning, and finding new ways to teach topics that students traditionally find boring.
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Danielle Brock
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Great post!
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 11:29 pm

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Solution 3
Posted March 2, 2015 2:22 am

upyRyX
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I would try to avoid saying generic things. However, I feel that my greatest strength is my ability to think outside of the box. I would provide examples of this to get the interviewers attention.
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Solution 4
Posted October 11, 2015 7:52 pm

yHamyN
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I would discuss anything that shows how much you focus on the needs of your students. Flexibility is a strong strength for teachers as well, and this would be a way you could discuss how you use data to drive your instruction. If you have one lesson planned for 2 days, and based off formative assessment it is clear students need 1 day of remediation, then you have to be flexible and change your plans.
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Solution 5
Posted October 13, 2015 2:08 am

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I would talk about my passion for helping others and wanting students to love coming to school. I would also talk about past experiences with teaching to show how I geniunally care for my students.
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