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Posted on February 24, 2013 12:06 am
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Yasar Bodur
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What part of being a teacher scares you?
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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Solution 1
Posted March 2, 2013 5:51 pm

ebuquv
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I think listing too many fears being a teacher would discourage the interviewer. I would respond to this question by stating that my only fear as a teacher is that not all of my students will receive the support and assistance from their parents that they deserve. Something that may get the interviewer's attention in this response would be to add that, "I will do everything within my power to overcome this fear by providing my students with support, even in a situation in which they are not receiving it at home".
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yZyDuN
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When answering this question it is important to not let the interviewer think that you are unprepared or hesitant for the position. You should turn your answer into a positive one. I would respond by saying that your fear would be to not change a student's life in at least one way. Aside from academics, it is very important for me to impact a child's life in a positive way. As long as they leave my classroom with not only academic knowledge, but self-determination and worth, I have done my job and have nothing to fear!
  Posted on: April 18, 2013 6:47 pm

ypuqum
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Great solution! I think a lot of people forget that teachers effect the students self esteem also.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 1:28 am

Ashley Noe
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I agree with this solution.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 2:35 am

aduNaQ
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I agree! Keep your response positive so you don't seem unprepared.
  Posted on: October 11, 2017 11:41 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2015 5:12 pm

LeqeHe
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I think you should be as truthful as possible with the interviewer. Don't say things like, "I'm afraid that I'll work too hard" and so on. Be honest. Say things like, "I'm afraid of not being able to help a student that truly needs it". Stress about real issues that you are afraid of happening to you in your classrooms, whether it's your students or even yourself.
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Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2016 1:01 am

Chelsea
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If I were to respond to this question I would say:

"I don't think that I am necessarily scared to begin teaching; I feel well prepared from my internships and volunteer hours. I am more nervous about getting into the groove of things, and exploring different strategies that do or do not work for my students and I. I am nervous about that process."
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Solution 4
Posted April 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Ms. Montana
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I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I could remember. I have always enjoyed helping others, and being a part of a students' academic progress. However, there are some things about being a teacher that could be scary. Such things like that you are responsible for other souls and their future are theoretically in your hand. Especially elementary students, their learning completely is based on your teachings. You have a huge impact on how they view the world, how passionate they might be about learning, how they develop as a person all come back to their experiences with you as their teacher. Could you imagine all of this power you hold in your hand for approximately 20 souls a year? Other things like dealing with the negative views from people criticizing your job, and you having to hold up your professional ethics and be happy in the public eye no matter what. The fact that as a teacher you are accountable for the academic success and social development of a student, yet you can get attacked for every method you take to ensure progress.
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ypuqum
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I would not use this solution in an interview. The responce seems very defensive and panicky. I would question your confidence in yourself.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 1:25 am

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