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Oakland Unified School District
Special Education Teacher was asked...15 June 2015

Do you think all students can succeed at high levels?

9 Answers

No

yes with the right help and support

Yes if they get the right help

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Brightmont Academy

What subjects are you qualified to teach? Are you flexible in your teaching style?

3 Answers

I am qualified to teach English Literature and Grammar. My style is very flexible focusing on needs to the students. Less

English Literature and Grammar

I gave all the subjects I have taught over the years. The more subjects you can teach, the more hours you can get, so be flexible! Less

Bellevue Public Schools

If you encountered two coworkers engaging in gossip, what would you do?

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I would stay away from it and if the gossip got brought up in front of me, I wouldn't spread it and say it is not ethical to talk about other coworkers. Less

That's really hard to answer when it's the principal and the secretaries who are doing it! Less

AlignStaffing

Did ou want to open your own early childhood center

2 Answers

Yes

Yes

Canutillo Independent School District

What would you do if you heard a staff member speaking badly about another teacher, yourself, or a student in your classroom?

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This was a difficult question, and I answered with well you never really know if they are just rumors but I would maybe ask the teacher to speak to me personally about it, and if anything were to get out of hand, I would like to bring the administration into the situation. Less

I would talk to the staff member, and outline some strategies they might use in discussing their concerns. I might offer some reasons for the staff member's behavior. Less

Baltimore City Public School System

how can you help a student? What is the IEP process?

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The process of getting an IEP begins with an evaluation for special education. It ends with a written plan for services and supports. But the work of making sure your child is getting needed support continues long after that. Less

I did well because I have years of experience.

Millcreek Township School District

How did you handle a stressful situation on the job?

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Ethically, logically, professionally, and later emotionally I was able to get through a number of personally stressful situations and draw upon the experience of other professional to seek advice on best practice and method if I were to encounter similar events in the future to be better equipped and have the best possible outcome. Less

An example of a stressful situation I’ve dealt with is, when I was working at the adult day services I dealt with a young adult individual who always wanted to get her way, and when she wouldn’t get her way she get very upset and start yelling or bothering others. When the individual would act this way I would take her to what we called the ‘sensory’ room which was kind of like a time out room for the clients and I would let her calm down in there and sometimes she would talk to me (which usually calmed her down) and when she was ready we’d go back into the activity. Less

Austin ISD

Why are you a good fit?

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I think I would be a good fit here because I’m very responsible, hardworking, and very patient, especially when it comes to working with special needs individuals. I believe with the experience I have I know how to care for disabled individuals and how to react correctly to their different behaviors. Less

I think I would be a good fit because I have some experience working with disabled people and even kids that have special needs. I have the patience and know the care disabled people need and how to react correctly to their behaviors. Less

Minneapolis Schools

Tell me your experiences

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I have one on one tutoring for elementary school age kids for 8 years. I have also been a teacher in an afterschool program planning and supervising enrichment activities, lunch, dismissal, homework completion. I currently sub in special education classes from mild to severe working with 3 other teachers to provide basic learning and care. I have also been a class assistant providing basic academic help and assigning in class jobs Less

I have about 2 years experience working with and taking care of adult disabled and elderly citizens. Both verbal and non verbal. I planned the majority of activities for the the disabled/ elderly to participate in. I also have about 1.5 years of volunteer tutoring experience with special needs children at an elementary school. I mainly worked with kids ages 7-10. I enjoyed it very much so! In my free time I babysit for two 6-7 year olds also! Less

UNICEF

Questions were mostly based out off the kills and competencies of the job requirements.

2 Answers

What did they ask in the written test?

Can you tell me about the nature of the assignment?

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