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Old 05-20-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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I have an interview tomorrow morning with a superintendent for a substitute teaching position in the school district I attended as a child and still currently live in.

I just finished student teaching and for my seminar class we had to create a portfolio. My professors strongly advised us to bring our portfolio for every interview we go on and use it whenever it's appropriate. Do you think it would be too much to bring/use my portfolio for a substitute teaching position? I wanted to bring it in order to show my experience and so the superintendent knows that I am interested in eventually becoming a classroom teacher.

Also what kind of questions do administrators usually ask at these interviews? I'm assuming mostly about classroom management but I could be wrong. (And I do have a classroom management section in my portfolio )

Any feedback for either question would be appreciated! Thank you


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I never had an interview, so I can only advise on what I think you should do. Bringing your portfolio can't hurt, so bring it. Talk about the management techniques you used during student teaching and what worked for you. What do you hope to gain/learn from subbing? They might ask you a question like that. I hope it goes well! ~ Stella
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In my district, the person doing the interview usually asks to see a portfolio. If you bring it and don't need it then no big deal.
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"...I'm assuming mostly about classroom management"

When I started, I applied to three districts. Only one had me come in for an interview.
They only wanted to know why I wanted the job and asked a couple "How would you handle this" type questions.

No biggie

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Old 05-20-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!

I have my sub license in another district in a different county. I had an interview there but it was 10 minutes and all about classroom management and "How would you handle this?". I wonder if this one will be the same.

I'm going to bring my portfolio. It can't hurt and the district knows I'll have my certification in July and all my letters of recommendation said "I would like to recommend RedStripey as an elementary school teacher."


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Dress and interview for the job you WANT not the substitute teaching job. SELL YOURSELF. You never know but he will want a fresh face and give you an opportunity for your own classroom. Take that portfolio and whatever you would for a regular interview. Brush up on current demos and board min for your dist.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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That would be wonderful if that happens! Thanks so much I just brushed up on both now.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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portfolio? Subs here are only required to have a GED and pass a background check. They get a whopping $55.00 a day.

Oh, if you have a teaching degree, you get $60.00 a day.........


I'm hoping I get picked up this year for a regular teaching position.
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So, how did the interview go? Well, I expect.
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