We touched on this some months back and here is what Donna wrote
How about using some of the situations that YOU have found
yourself in, and ask the candidate how they'd deal with it? I'm
thinking those little behavioral issues that we see in the
younger grades. Or -- how do you teach pitch matching? Another
thought is about working with other teachers - maybe something
about teachers picking up students late? Or about using
I'm going to look further and copy/paste another answer for you
On 11/29/12, DonnaR/CA wrote:
> You might pull some of your more challenging situations out and
> address them as a question. For instance, my daughter (a K-2
> music teacher, brand new to her school but in her 5th year
> teaching) was just TOLD by a regular ed teacher:
> "You will have 2 45-minute rehearsals of our musical before the
> performance. We cannot do 3 45 minute or 2 one-hour
> rehearsals." Basically, this teacher (who wasn't a grade level
> rep) was saying, "it's your show, but we'll do it MY way or the
> highway!" Tell your candidate the problem and see how s/he
> would address the problem.
> "You have a teacher, or several teachers, who are continually
> late picking up their students. The next class is waiting. What
> do you do?"
> "How would you approach (name that element)?"
> "What patriotic songs would you consider appropriate for a
> kindergartener or 1st grader to sing?"
> "What is your philosophy of teaching children to sing?"
> (Believe it or not, I had a PARENT ask me that when I started
> an elementary choir this year.)
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