ERIC Number: ED406338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Practices, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (77th, Washington, DC, February 18, 1997).