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Posted on February 23, 2013 11:15 pm
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Zafer Unal
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How well has your college/university prepared you for the teaching profession?
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 7:33 pm

yZyDuN
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When answering this question, you must remember that being a teacher is a job that involves continuous growth and learning. Personally, I would talk about the experiences of the three different internships I underwent in college. Interning was a great way to prepare myself because not only was I able to see what to do in a classroom, I was also able to see what NOT to do. Being hands-on and in the classroom, gave me a great idea and perspective of what to expect in different classroom settings. As a pre-service teacher I was able to make mistakes and learn from them in a comfortable setting. By making these mistakes, I was able to consult with other teachers and classmates to get feedback on different solutions.
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Kathy Allen
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This is a good idea!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:57 pm

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Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:16 pm

vyLyba
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The most important thing to avoid when answering this question is sounding like a know-it-all. While it is a great thing to include all of the areas that the university covered, you do not want to make it sound like you know everything there is to know about teaching. If you think this about yourself, you will never be an effective teacher because you will not continue learning. I would talk about the ESE and ESOL classes that I have had, and how they have prepared me to handle the rapidly changing and diversifying classroom in today's society. I would also discuss the subject areas that we have covered and how they have prepared me to teach the curriculum. The other area that I would touch on is the area of applied behavior and classroom management. The university has prepared us thoroughly for those areas, and they are much needed to be an effective teacher.
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Posted March 13, 2015 7:58 pm

qaGuqy
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You would want to avoid talking bad about your college experience if you had one. Then you would want to take the time to discuss what did you learn and how you applied it and how you can apply it in your classroom.
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