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Oakland Unified School District
Elementary Music Teacher was asked...31 May 2017

How do you create classroom culture? This is the type of question in which the administration is trying to ascertain that yu can handle a classroom of up to 34 Oakland children. The are trying to find out how you handle classroom expectations and protocols. This is a difficult thing to answer because even though you may say all the right things, the administration knows what you can really expect and does not willfully inform you of the realities a prep teacher will face. The questions keep coming about 'culturally appropriate' teaching and lowering your expectations, while at the same time they are trying to sell you and taking the job because they are desperate and there are not too many competent prospects.

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I start by creating a class rules that are based on mutual respect. I also have lesson plans where students learn about different cultures and if there is someone of a different culture in the class I may have them show us something about their culture for example an Arabic student writing the Arabic alphabet. Less

My first step is to create class rules based on respect. This means that I'll create a class that welcomes diversity by having lessons and activities that teach about different cultures. Less

base class culture on mutual respect, welcome diversity with activities that expose kids to it and welcome it Less

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Aureus Group

Can you work on weekends?

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Definitely I will

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Sorry I am not a music teacher

How does one convince a teenage student not to give up?

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Find out where their real interests lie and identify an opportunity where they might get the best of both worlds Less

Explain to them how everyone has a talent and that source can be tapped and expressed . There will always be set backs in a career but you will need to be persistent and have an inner conviction about what you want to achieve. Less

Butler Area School District

What are the most important components of a lesson plan.

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a goal, activities to support the goal, evaluation to see if students met the goal, list of materials needed. Less

San Jose Unified School District

What is your teaching experience?

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I said that I have over ten years of teaching experience in and out of the public schools. Less

Sam Ash

How long have you been teaching.

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4 years. I didn't even show my chops and got hired. Desperte company or I Interview like mutha....... Less

Non question, just papers and documents to present.

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Presented all my documents as they asked for.

Gymboree Play and Music

Asking you to lead the group in a song, easy for some, hard for others.

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would you say it is important to have a "nice tuned" voice to sing?

Are you okay with starting at $12 an hour?

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I'm flexible to know more about the trade of efforts, but my understanding is that is the minimum? Less

National Heritage Academies

There were no unusual questions.

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See above.

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