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  • Hi, I'm Steve.

  • I am going to take you through a job interview for an educational aid.

  • I will ask you some common interview questions,

  • and I recommend you pause after each one and think about how you'd answer it.

  • You can say your answers out loud to practice what it will be like in a real interview.

  • You can even record it on your phone or your webcam

  • so you can look back and see where you need to improve.

  • I'll finish giving you some tips on what we'd expect to hear

  • during a successful interview.

  • So let's get started.

  • What qualities do you have as a teaching assistant?

  • What role do you think a teacher's assistant plays in the classroom?

  • If a group of students was constantly disruptive in the classroom,

  • what would you do to handle that situation?

  • Do you think it matters if students enjoy their day in the classroom

  • and why or why not?

  • If a teacher were to do something you strongly disagreed with,

  • what would you do to handle the situation?

  • What do you think makes a good lesson?

  • Do you have any questions for me?

  • So positive reason to get into becoming an educational aid

  • would be anything that shows that you're interested in the wellbeing of students

  • and seeing them flourish and learn.

  • Bad reasons include anything that doesn't put the students first,

  • so if it's just interest in job security

  • or a sense of getting through the day or

  • anything that doesn't really focus on the student

  • is not going to be the best answer.

  • It's always best for the potential educational aid to

  • do some research about the school before they apply for the job,

  • it shows initiative it shows interest in becoming part of the community.

  • When the potential educational aid is asked about

  • how to deal with disagreements with the teacher

  • the best answer is always one that's going to be assertive

  • but also willing to submit to the teacher's final decision on these matters.

  • So if a candidate answers a question with specific scenarios,

  • that can show that they've really thought about the sorts of issues that come up

  • and that they have strategies in place,

  • so that they actually are well thought out in their approach

  • rather than just being generalised or flippant.

  • When the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them,

  • one of the best things to ask about is

  • the school, its ethos and its practices.

  • It shows interest in their community.

  • General tips for a good interview

  • include turning up on time,

  • presenting well and being reasonably confident.

Hi, I'm Steve.

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Interview Practice | Educational Aide

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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