How to Prepare to Rock your Teacher Interview
Everything you need to know to land your dream teaching job.
You got an interview -- hurray!
But now the nerves start setting in. You know that you're only going to have about 15 minutes to impress goodness-knows how many people are going to be sitting in on this interview. You know that you're already getting sweaty thinking about it.
You know you should prepare for this - our entire career might hinge on those 15 minutes...
The good news is, it's not difficult. it just takes some careful strategy, and someone who's been on the other side to let you know what they're looking for.
After sitting in on literally dozens of interviews (ok to be real, I probably hit the 100-mark), I decided to sit down and chat with you about what the best candidates ALWAYS seem to do before coming, and how it can completely transform your interview.
I'll fill you in on the behind-the-scenes of interview panels to help you understand what, why, and how to prepare.
And then I'll break down the steps for you to do it yourself.
For each step, you'll have a workbook page to help you break it down for yourself. You'll walk away feeling prepared, confident, and reassured that you're ready to go.
This workshop is like a behind-the-scenes peak, step-by-step guide, and giant pep talk all at once.
Hi! I’m Jeanne. I’m a middle school ELA teacher from Illinois and the founder of Teacher Off Duty--a blog dedicated to helping teachers save time, teach better, and live happier. Helping new teachers is my all-time favorite jam. With 6 years of teaching under my belt, including experiences mentoring as a cooperating teacher, serving as Department Chair, and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I’ve got some really great experience with teaching and mentoring. I’m also not so far away from my first year that I can’t remember what it feels like to be just starting off.
In my 2nd year teaching, I won an Outstanding Beginning Teaching Award and I didn't feel special enough for it at all. In fact, I knew then what I know now: I owed the early success largely to the strategic preparation I did before them. And now, I want to help you do the same.
"I am a veteran teacher who has moved and had to change schools four times over my 15 years of teaching. So I know how nerve-wracking interviews can be. Even though I can say that I have actually aced a lot of interviews, I never quite knew why and always considered it to be just luck. However, this course outlines exactly why. I discovered in this course that there were some things I've been doing right, but there are still many interview skills and techniques I need to continue honing. This course is succinct yet robust, with real tips from a veteran educator's insightful perspective. The video lesson and the workbook delineate exactly what you need to do to be successful. Also, Jeanne's teaching style is very relatable and engaging. There are several clear, concrete action steps that make me feel so much more equipped and confident for my next interview, if/when that may be. Thanks for this course, Jeanne!"
- Anonymous 2020 course participant