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Posted on February 23, 2013 11:13 pm
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Zafer Unal
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When did you first become interested in teaching?
If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid 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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Solution 1
Posted April 19, 2013 1:16 am

uheZeN
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I don't think there is much that should be avoided when trying to answer this question because so long as someone is passionate, I don't think it matter when they became interested in teaching. There are people who realize they want to be a teacher once they become older, but there are also people who have wanted to teach since they were in school themselves. I think for me, I have always been interested in working with children I just wasn't sure how. It wasn't until I was applying for college that I realized that this career seemed to fit me best.
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ypuqum
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I agree with this post because it is the only solution that answered the question asked in the case study. The question was what should you avoid saying in the interview and nobody else mentioned this in their solution.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 10:57 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 1, 2015 7:03 pm

Sutede
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I would assume that the phrases "I want to change a child's future" and "Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up" are overused and unprofessional. There must be some point in your life that you decided teaching was your passion. Share about the relationship you had with your favorite teacher, talk about when you were a counselor at summer camp for five years in a row and how you enjoyed working with and teaching the campers new skills, or perhaps you attended a seminar and the speaker was a teacher who sparked your interest in education.
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Solution 3
Posted April 18, 2013 7:15 pm

yZyDuN
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Some have known that they wanted to become a teacher since they were very young, but that was not the case with me. I did not discover my passion for teaching until I was a junior in high school. I started teaching dance classes at my dance studio to the younger kids and fell in love with the reward of helping the students reach new limits. Seeing their improvement from one week to the next was all the convincing I needed to choose teaching as my life-long career.
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ypuqum
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This does not answer the question asked in the case study. The question asked was what should you avoid saying during the interview and that was not answered by this solution.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 10:58 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 28, 2013 8:10 am

Candice Williams
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Ever since I was in elementary school, I played "teacher" with my brother being the student. Even in high school, I still knew that I loved watching students learn things they never had heard about, and the idea of being able to be the person that teaches them so many things they didnt know, that is the best reward of all!
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Danielle Brock
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that is a great idea
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 11:27 pm

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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2015 1:51 am

SeguHu
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I wanted to be a teacher since I was 8 years old because my second grade teacher was great and cared about her students. I have always observed teachers and how they do things. I learned that a lot has changed, but my mind has not. Every internship I've taken as just reaffirmed that I need to be a teacher.
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