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Posted on February 24, 2013 12:09 am
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Yasar Bodur
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What does “teamwork” mean to you? Give an example.
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 7:00 pm

vyLyba
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Teamwork means that teachers work collaboratively to best meet the needs of the students. It does not mean that you rely on other people to do your work for you, or that you are not capable of independently managing your classroom. Teamwork is required in order for a school staff to function like a well oiled machine. When a staff has the backing of the administration, and the positive support of their co-workers, the school is a much more positive and effective environment. As will all interview questions, I believe it is more appropriate to focus on the positives and talk about specific samples of teamwork. I can think of plenty of non-examples that I have seen, but it would not be appropriate or beneficial to rip apart other teachers in an interview.
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Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:59 pm

ehyQyD
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I would never state that I am a team player, it I will say that I can bring different views to the table. I would demonstrate with various examples I have from my experiences in the classroom.
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Solution 3
Posted March 13, 2015 3:00 am

aqeRyR
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One thing that I would make sure to stress is that being a team player means thinking of others before yourself. I would also be sure to mention that being a team player involves the act of sacrificing one's own praise and successes so the entire team receives the praise and recognition as every one contributes in some way to the "team".
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Solution 4
Posted March 14, 2015 3:13 pm

uLubet
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In an interview, I would avoid treating this question trivial. I would define teamwork. Then discuss the advantage and disadvantage in teamwork. Teamwork is working as a team. Most sports teams have members that play certain positions. If the members do not play their positions right, it normally reflects badly on the team. This can result in the team not winning the game or advancing further. In other words, the teachers, principal, and many other members in the school system are like the players on the sports team. We all have our designated roles to play in order to advance in the school system and achieve what is needed. In the word “teamwork” work is a part of that compound word. It will take work to stay together as a team and work as a team. Players practice for their game. They study the plays that they decide on. They run the plays. We as members of school system have to do the same thing.
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