View All num of num See all Photos Teach for America This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.teachforamerica.org Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 438 Reviews 440 Salaries 473 Interviews Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Corps Member Interview New York, NY Teach for America I had to role-play a situation where my principal would not allow my students to take home library materials in order to finish research for their term papers (4th grade... I was being ambitious. ;-) My goal was to convince her to let them have more access to the materials. Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 5 ▼ I described the situation and asked her to clarify it for me. I then asked for her advice (huge in education administration), and adapted her statements to fit within a plan that would allow my students to have the books in the classroom.Essentially, I led the principal to thinking that she had helped me to develop the answer, which created buy-in. When I offered to do all the leg work with the librarian, she had a win-win situation (and so did I).My interviewer was very impressed that I could both flatter the principal, "seek her advice," and still get what my kids needed. She said that my ability to speak through this negotiation process and how I approached the situation was more important than my actual answer. I.E. how you think is more important, because that means you'll be able to solve the problems that come up as you teach. Interview Candidate on Apr 12, 2009 Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.