Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Vocational/Teaching (General Conference)/R3

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3. Interview at least two teachers with the following questions:

  • a. Why did you choose to become a teacher?
  • b. What part of teaching do you like the best?
  • c. What part of teaching do you like the least?
  • d. What do you do to get ready for a school year?
  • e. What do you do to get ready for a school day?
  • f. What teacher-related activities do you do after school is out each day?
  • g. What are some qualities of a good teacher?
  • h. What are the responsibilities and duties of a teacher?

When interviewing a teacher, please keep the following tips in mind:

1. Teachers love to tell stories, and love to spend time with people... be prepared to listen!

2. Because teachers love people, they often have a hard time saying "no" or "could we do the interview later?" even when they are really busy and have lots of demands on their time. So, be polite and alert to what might be going on in the teacher's life and try to find a time not too near test week, a holiday, or the beginning or end of a term.

3. Take good notes. Teachers love to see that you care enough to write it down!

4. If your selected teacher is okay with it, record your interview on an audio or video device. This will allow you to go back and "review" what you've learned from the interview.

5. Don't limit yourself to this list of interview questions. Get your heart involved in the interview, and learn what you can about the teacher and what it is like to be one. This is a special one-on-one opportunity you have with a special person. Make the most of it!