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ERIC Number: ED406338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
From Field Experience to Full-time Teaching: Letting Teachers Know How To Face Interviews and What To Expect on the Job.
Sharp, Helen M.; Sharp, William L.
While teacher educators prepare students throughout their coursework for successful teaching careers, the subjects of interviewing and the rigorous demands of full-time teaching are often not specifically covered. This paper reviews the essentials of interviewing techniques and addresses issues related to the realities of a first full-time teaching position. Steps in the hiring process are outlined, including those prior to the interview and aspects beyond the control of the candidate; 26 possible questions candidates may encounter are listed. Suggestions are offered for helping students prepare to meet the challenges that will probably confront them as beginning teachers. These are: maintaining classroom discipline; managing classroom instruction and facilitating students' learning and mastery of material; and adapting to the workload. The paper closes with suggestions to help students prepare for a fourth challenge: that teachers be familiar with the formal and informal requirements for successful teaching in their specific school and district. (Contains 12 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (77th, Washington, DC, February 18, 1997).