I’ve had two working interviews. For one of them, the director wasn’t even in the classroom, and I wasn’t required to do a project, I came for a regular interview and was told it was a working interview instead. There was only me, the lead and assistant teacher in the classroom. I was not offered the position. The second working interview was more productive. I was given instructions on a project to do, and the director was observing as well as the lead and assistant teacher. I was offered that position.
- The director can see the interactions between the student and teacher
- The teacher can show how he/she implements instruction in the classroom
- The students get a chance to interact with the prospective teacher
- The director can see if the prospective teacher is a good fit for the center
- The director can observe the teacher in the position that he/she is applying for.
1. The prospective teacher might be so nervous that she is unable to perform in a way that is beneficial to the classroom.
2. The students may not build a relationship with the teacher right away
3. Working interviews do not show if the teacher has good verbal/written communication
4. Working interviews do not show how the prospective teacher interacts with parents
Do you feel working interviews are necessary?
🌟Darla the Teacher 🌟