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

Do you think all students can succeed at high levels?

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yes with the right help and support

Yes if they get the right help

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Why do I want to work with kifd

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To my own personal feelings

Preschool is a foundation to build a community, therefore in order to make the world a better place the avenue I chose to contribute is being a preschool teacher. Less

When I recall my first-grade teacher how she shaped me, and how much love and kindness she poured into me inspired me to be a teacher. Less

Brightmont Academy

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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

How do you imagine a typical day in a class? What would we see if we come in the middle of the lesson?

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I have learned over the past 12 years that lesson plans are usually not suitable for life skills every day is different every day is a new day and no two days or ever the same if you have a lesson plan or Payson map and a behavioral issues arise is your push behind I liked it teach my class according to the day if you came into my room in the middle of the day you would see small group happening depending on the class-size aids would be out with a group at electives and we rotate I have high expectations for my students I set the bar high for them and stretch them so that they can Do more than people expect they often do more if you challenge them of course it may not be with out a little complaining but over the years I have realized that people do not hold special education children to the same standard and I think that’s where we go wrong yes it can be modified however they should learn responsibility and know that they are just as important as everyone else and they should all be given the opportunity to excel Less

Well, every lesson is different, every class is different and of course, every student is different. So it is hard for me to say what exactly you will see. But surely you will find there a well prepared teacher who cares about healthy development of each single pupil and does his very best to understand the needs and specifics of each student. That is what you would see in my classes. Less

New York City Department of Education

Why do you want to be an educational paraprofessional?

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I spoke about how all my volunteer work surrounding my own kids inspired me to get involved to share my mothering qualities to children who parents don't have time to offer. Less

I want to be a special Ed paraprofessional because I think I would enjoy it and do well working with children that have special needs. I’ve always had passion for working with such individuals and I believe I have the experience to work and care for them correctly. It makes me happy when I see a someone learning something new and understanding it, knowing that hopefully I’ve helped them in some way. Less

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