1st Grade Student Teacher at Washington County Public Schools
almost 3 years ago
Applicants should prepare by researching common interview questions. These can be found on various websites and usually are provided by undergraduate and graduate program coordinators. Then, compile "wow" lesson plans and experiences from student-teaching internships into a Weebly website. You can also use this website to provide information about yourself and your accomplishments within teaching and the community. When I went into interviews, I provided principals and district HR staff with business cards with my contact information and a QR code that directed them to my Weebly website. That way, interviewers could look up your accomplishments after you leave. I also brought an iPad to every interview and referenced my site's documents and attachments throughout the interview to provide a talking point for questions and to demonstrate my proficiency with technology. Lastly, practice, practice practice! The more confident you are in answering your cornerstone questions, the more the interview will feel like a conversation. Having the pressure off of your discussions allows your personality to truly shine through.