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Corps Member Interview San Francisco, CA

The interviewers create a scenario and the interviewee is

  expected to take on the role of a teacher who is bargaining with his/her principal for classroom materials.
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Interviewees should act in a humble manner and have several (at least two) methods of obtaining these materials to offer the "principal." In my particular case, my principal had taken away my students' rights to check out library books because too many students were not returning the books. I was asking that this be reversed or that an alternative was found. I suggested to the "principal" that we 1. Refuse to hand out report cards to any students who have not returned materials
2. To create an online database (reflecting those of college campuses) that would allow students to access library books/materials without having to check anything out
etc.
It is very important to be humble, and reflect on the fact that you realize that the principal has a lot more experience than you, a first-year teacher, but that you are dedicated to finding a solution that will work for both parties.

Interview Candidate on Apr 8, 2009

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