TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on February 24, 2013 12:17 am
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

Yasar Bodur
Yasar Bodur
Reps: 614
What distinguishes you from other candidates?
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?
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted April 18, 2013 7:22 pm

eWaPyH
eWaPyH
Reps: 100
My care and concern for my students both in and outside of the classroom. Anyone can take a few college courses and become a teacher. And unfortunately, there are a lot of these people in the world today. I have always wanted to teach. When I am in the classroom, I teach each lesson specific for the students in the classroom. Each child learns individually, therefore teaching methods should be made individually for each student. Care and concern is not something you can learn in a college class.
Votes: +13 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:22 pm

LanuRy
LanuRy
Reps: 101
Right off the bat I would let them know that I graduated with ESOL endorsements, reading endorsements, and I am qualified to work with ESE students from k-12. I would tell them that I am always strive to learn more about how I can be a better teacher. I would also let them know that I love teaching children and getting to see that light bulb go off when they finally get it.

I would avoid saying things that made me sound like I was bragging on myself. I do not want them to think that I am consented. I also do not want them to think that I cannot take any kind of constructive criticism either.
Votes: +4 / -3 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 3
Posted April 18, 2013 8:17 pm

ryZuSa
ryZuSa
Reps: 99
Hopefully, your becoming an educator is more than a career choice for you, but a lifestyle you've chosen and care about. I know for me personally, I have such a heart for reaching children and making a difference in their lives. This fuels my instruction and helps me break down barriers in the classroom to better teach and reach all my kids.
Votes: +3 / -1 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 4
Posted October 13, 2014 9:38 pm

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
Reps: 103
I believe that the most important factor when answering this issue is focusing on the students rather than yourself or others. Putting others down is not something anyone should participate in. Focusing on the success for students, and how you will raise achievement is what I look for rather than the best resume or the one who can make themselves look the "best."
Votes: +2 / -3 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 5
Posted October 11, 2015 7:34 pm

yHamyN
yHamyN
Reps: 95
I would highlight all of my professional development courses I have been a part of. For instance, I worked for my Gifted Endorsement, am currently obtaining my Master's Degree, and I have attended many other types of conferences and professional development learning. I think principals are always impressed when you show a strong initiative to becoming a better educator. The fact that I am so focused on improving myself shows how I always want to be better for my students.
Votes: +1 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.