Supervisor of Special Education Interview Questions



hello and welcome to teachings and education supervisor of special education services interview question number one and here is a question that is frequently asked how do you handle a veteran teacher that refuses to follow a student's IEP now there are many acceptable answers to these questions but here are just a few possible responses first up understand the teachers motivation for refusal often times it is a passionate teacher that may have a problem with the students IEP talk with the teacher to find the main reasons why they refuse to follow it second explain the importance of adherence to an IEP following an individualized education plan is not a choice for teachers an IEP is a legal document and teachers are on the hook for its implementation next up disciplinary action if refusal persists refusal of IEP implementation is a serious thing you will have to discipline the teacher at the very least to protect the school from legal suit being filed against it and lastly remove the teacher from the classroom never remove the student from the classroom in this situation the child is not to be removed if the teacher is derelict in their duty so remove the teacher not the child and here's a quick tip to take with you to the interview maintain eye contact during the interview look in the interview committee in the eye shows confidence interview question number two and here's a question that is frequently had how do you plan to manage paraprofessionals and what are your expectations for them there are many amps to this question but here are a few possible responses first off define their responsibilities some teachers are uncomfortable telling paraprofessionals what to do but it's ultimately the supervisor responsibility to clearly define their responsibilities second alternate their assignments paraprofessionals often get too close to the students and too comfortable with the teachers alternating assignments for paraprofessionals help break those patterns third on the list monitor their performance and work this question deals with management and that begins with the monitoring of staff members be sure paraprofessionals are doing their duties next ups have staff models proper behaviors many paraprofessionals are new to the education workforce so teachers and supervisors must model proper behavior for better understandings and lastly have hired professionals assist students without them developing dependence a continuous problem in special education students becoming too dependent on paraprofessionals have teachers ensure that students are not relying on paraprofessionals to do their work and here's a quick tip to take with you to the interview take a second to think before you respond don't just blurt something out because you're afraid you took too long interview question number three and here's a question that is frequently asked how do you plan on helping emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students now there are many acceptable answers to this question but here are just a few possible responses first off students wraparound services wraparound services are comprised of a number of individuals that specifically care about the student in question with emotional and behavioral disabilities teamwork makes a difference second behavior intervention plans just as instruction is differentiated for students of all different levels of readiness and abilities behavior expectations should be differentiated as well third on the list relationship building teacher-student relationships is arguably one of the most important factors to student success look to help teachers form bonds with their students next up appropriate academic goals for each student when students are unable to complete work they often act out students will look to avoid work when they are unable to do it and lastly make sure teachers have put clear expectations in place do not expect students to already know how to behave students must be taught how to behave they must also know what is acceptable as well here is a quick tip to take with you to the interview whether you know or you don't know speak confidently use words that can be confident speak as if you are in authority interview questions number four and here is a question that is frequently asked how can you facilitate the collaboration of general education and special education teachers now there are many acceptable answers to this question but here are just a few possible responses first off all for common planning time for Co teachers this is important for giving teachers a chance to get on the same page so we'll also provide time for special and general education teachers to share teaching practices second establish roles and responsibilities for both teachers when roles and responsibilities are unclear teachers begin to think the other teacher is lazy or garlic and your duty third in the list re-evaluate relationships as time moves on working relationships often start off well but as time goes on new problems come about therefore always reevaluate relationships to new issues and lastly find the best fit co-teaching model for special education and general education teachers there are many different models for co-teaching several of the models are listed below but when choosing a model think of both the teacher strengths and the teacher weaknesses always look for what's best for the students here is a quick tip to take with you to the interview arrived at least 15 minutes early arriving early gives you time to settle down and show punctuality interview question number five here's a question that is frequently asked what types of strategy would you use for special education students struggling in mathematics there are many acceptable answers to this question but here are just a few possible responses the first strategy should be concrete instructions concrete instruction model uses concrete symbols that express the concept it's a three part system that includes concrete representational and the abstract second is to use problem-solving strategies having special education students learn problem-solving strategies will help them excel on higher-order thinking questions third up real world relevance research has shown increase in student engagement when the mathematics they learn is related to real-world situations and problems fourth on the list peer tutoring of students peer tutoring can help both students the struggling students will benefit from hearing a different voice than the teacher and the tutor will deepen their understanding through explaining the material to the struggling students and lastly set high standards teachers must set high standards for special education students teachers must not dumb down the material set the bar high you won't be disappointed here's a quick tip to take with you to the interview study study study in fact take notes on special education content and carry the note card around with you right now I want to say thank you for your time please subscribe to the channel has more questions will be added so don't miss out I'll definitely be heading more supervisor interview questions also I will post a link in the description below with more questions in a document sometime soon thank you very much you

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