Excerpt from Road to Teaching: A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching and Finding a Job:

This is a very personal interview question, as it touches on your beliefs and education philosophy. Consider how an outstanding teacher touched your life. How did that teacher positively affect your life? What qualities or traits did this teacher have that you would want to emulate as a beginning teacher (e.g., created engaging lessons, infused humor into the classroom)? How did that teacher manage their classroom? How did that teacher build trusting and respectful relationships with the students? Did this teacher believe in you more
than you believed in yourself? By answering these questions, you will develop a meaningful answer to this question.

A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching, and Finding a Job

The Perfect Companion for Student Teachers.


Maximize your teacher training, excel at student teaching, and find your ideal teaching job. This book addresses these unique stages of becoming an educator by providing 50 valuable strategies and insightful advice, allowing for a smooth transition from student teacher to exemplary teacher.

Learn how to differentiate yourself through your coursework, create a positive relationship with your cooperating (master) teacher, establish effective classroom management, perform well in your interview, and much more.


5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource, July 5, 2008
By  (Seattle, WA USA) – See all my reviews

This book came in handy as a student teacher and when applying for teaching jobs. I appreciated the strategies on how to jump-start my student teaching on a positive note by creating relationships with my students and CT. Even though I have now completed my student teaching, I will continue to use many of the book’s classroom management and discipline tips in my own classroom, such as the question & answer box and bellnote activity. I recommend this to any student teacher.”

5.0 out of 5 stars So Simple Sooo Helpful WOW, September 29, 2008
By  (Albuquerque) – See all my reviews

This book is a must have!! I always read reviews and consider what the reader says, well please believe me, When I say get the book. It is so simple to ready I couldn’t believe the insight it gives and tips for Students, Pre-service teachers and Student teaching. I highlighted and tagged pages. I am very pleased!! Eric did an awesome job on creating a book for the “unknowns” A lot of websites and examples, book references. Again a very great book for Teachers to be, get it early.


Road to Teaching: A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching, and Finding a Jobis offered in print and e-book versions.  Preview or purchase yours today.

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