Teacher interview

said: Jun 24, 2008
 1 posts

Hello. I was wondering if anyone has advice for teacher job interviews. I have a few years of private teaching experience, but have never done a formal teaching interview so I am nervous. I’m thinking of bringing a little paragraph about my philosophy of teaching. Would this type of thing be helpful to the hiring personnel?

I will also be teaching a demo. lesson on a pretend beginning student and am wondering how I should prepare for this. Should we mostly work on basic set-up, or should I also plan to do a short game or something to show how I would interact with young students?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Maybe I am just over-thinking things, as I usually do.

Connie Sunday said: Jun 24, 2008
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
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I’ve had to do the same thing, and taught at a Suzuki program (Rhodes College in Memphis). I would prepare a nice resume. (email me privately if you’d like to see my format).

As far as preparing for the demo lesson, I don’t think you can. You will feel what needs to be done when you interact with the student. I don’t think you can tell ahead of time.

Good luck!

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