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Noble Network of Charter Schools
College Counselor was asked...April 6, 2016

Q: "There are three boxes. One contains yellow balls, one contains white balls, and one contains box white and yellow balls. You can't see in the boxes, but as soon as you pull out one ball from one box, you know which boxes contain which balls. How can you explain this?"

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Before I answered, the principal explained that "anyone can think creatively if they are familiar with the material, but this question allows us to measure creativity with structural ambiguity." So, there's that. I offered several answers that I thought were pretty creative -- but incorrect. After offering five or six different solutions, all of which were incorrect, I explained that I did not know the answer although I appreciated the point of the question. We never discussed the "answer" of the riddle and the interview concluded abruptly after that. Less

You forgot to mention the most important point" you are told that each box is labeled incorrectly. And you can look inside of each box; it's not "take one ball out." Once you look in and see if they are white, yellow, or mixed, you mentally switch the labels on the other two boxes (which you have been told are labeled incorrectly and you know which box contains the two other categories. Less

HS2 Academy

would you be willing to work part time at first?

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Yes - I am flexible

Young Scholars Institute

what is your strength in teaching?

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how did you apply to your university?

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

Tell us about yourself?

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Describe my educational background as it relates to position, and experience related to the position. Included passion for education and prior examples of work I did related to position. Less

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

General question like: What do you feel about KIPP or its values and mission?

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Just read the website info, but if you wanna do more critical research its out there. Less

United Friends of the Children

Why do you want to work for UFC?

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Passion for education, experience, interest in foster population

KIPP SoCal Public Schools


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Read KIPP National and Regional Website; Watch Online Videos

Dipont Education

What makes you interested in moving to China?

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Difference in educational approach.

Chicago Scholars Foundation

How do you see yourself fit into this position?

Noble Network of Charter Schools

Discipline scenarios: If a senior's shirt is untucked (one non-negotiable demerit) and your demerit will make it so they cannot graduate in June, but have to attend summer school and walk in August, do you issue the demerit?

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