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    nafmeadmin
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    Hi,

    I am looking for some help with my resume, and I was hoping that some you veteran teachers would be willing to assist me. I student taught at two separate school buildings (one elementary and one secondary) during my Fall 2014 semester. My question is, do I list each of those buildings separately since I had completely different duties at each? Or do I List one building under another and then list my combined performance highlights? I have been told that it is better for a new teacher to put more detail into their resume? I also don’t want it to sound too wordy. I have two pages if I add my other relevant work experience, and I would like to make it look sharp. What do you think?

    #62412

    nafmeadmin
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    Sorry this is so late; hope I can help a little. I would put your student teaching under that title, indent then put the details.

    No, I don’t think it’s more important to have more detail at any stage of one’s career. IF you’re looking for a job, you want potential employers to glance at your accomplishments and understand what you did. Details ARE always important!! …. I’d only include teaching experiences or experiences working with children on your resume. I was always told to keep it to a page, though hard.

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    nafmeadmin
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    #110158

    nafmeadmin
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    How should I prepare for the interview process with a school principal and an interview panel? Are there any specific questions I should be prepared to answer going into the process?

    #110933

    nafmeadmin
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    I’ve been on both ends of an interview. Keep in mind that there will be people with different backgrounds and agendas- music teachers who want to understand your music background, administrators who might not know or care anything about music but want to know that you can manage a classroom, parents who want their kids to enjoy music, possibly even a student on the panel. If there is, you need to treat them with the same respect and attention as the adults, and sometimes kids have the best questions. Here are some of the most common questions I’ve heard (or asked.):
    Tell us about yourself. (This is your chance to tell them about your strengths.)
    What makes you the best person for this job?
    What are your areas of weakness, and how do you plan to address them?
    Why did you decide to become a teacher?
    Please give us an example of music you would program for (whatever ensembles) Or for general music- are there specific methods that you use, Kodaly, Orff etc?
    How would you deal with a disruptive student?
    What are the most important things for kids to learn in your program?
    How will you accommodate students with special needs?
    The music people might ask you technical questions (How would you deal with a trumpet player who can’t play above 4th space C, etc.) The non-music people might want specifics about classroom management, how you plan to grade, etc.
    Good luck!

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