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Ramsey County
Employment Guidance Counselor was asked...October 16, 2015

How does racial equity play a role in todays workforce?

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Racial equity plays a very specific and important role in our workforce as it addresses root causes related to social injustices. Looking at how government, policies, practices, community attitudes effect individuals of color in comparison to their "white" coworkers. Discovering systemic hidden messages and advocating for tomorrows workforce and communities plays a vital role to our county's economic wellbeing and wellbeing as a whole. Less

Webster Groves School District

Scenario question including what would I do if I had a student come out as a homosexual to me.

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The student announces their prefer orientation. I should not ask any questions nor reply to that. The student is gay. If there is not any form of bullying or self- hate, I need not interviene Less

I stumbled with my answer and said that I would refer the student out.

We are looking to have at least 5 students get in to the Ivy League. Can you do this for us?

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There is no guarantee that any of your students will get in to an Ivy League school. Even if they are admitted, there is no guarantee that they will succeed. There are plenty of schools that will fit better for your students, but I will try my best. Less

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Gives us an example of when you have gone above and beyond for a student and his/her parents.

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Provide personal story based on my previous job.

Chicago Public Schools

If you are in charge of organizing and promoting a 9th grade students parents night, how would you organize and promote this even?

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Get students and other teachers involved. Create flyers and mailings home.

Leona Group

How do you handle difficulties?

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Explain a scenario where you successfully handled a difficu8. lt situation

Buena Regional School District

How would you set up you guidance counseling services in our school?

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I stated that I would review what is currently being used, analize what is needed to ensure the success of the administration, staff, and students toward academic excellence. Then implement what is necessary. Less


How do you handle difficult situations with students?

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Always be understanding and attentive to the educational needs and emotional well-being of students Less

What will you do if some students steal food from others and you don't know who?

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I'd bring awareness to students and have them solicit their ideas of how this problem could be resolved. Ask questions, discuss, and keep it real. For example, students who are victims may become more sensitive to why this may be happening and start a drive to have a free bag lunch offering of type of foods that are being stolen. Less

Buena Regional School District

What resources can you draw from to implement programming?

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Experiences from teaching Special Education in a variety of settings, ASCA, NJSCA, internet forums, and discussion with colleagues. Less

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