Hiring new teachers based on a resume and a gut feeling during an interview can sometimes result in someone who is a wrong fit for the school. Scott Schwartz describes the meticulous process his district uses to hire a great teacher every time, as well as the implications for teachers interested in working there.

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  1. Tell me about a difficult circumstance that you handled, what action did you take, and what were the results?
  2. What is the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher?
  3. A student in your class consistently causes disruptions. Explain the steps you take to help the child and maintain your positive classroom environment.
  4. Do you believe that placing a zero in the grade book teaches responsibility?
  5. Describe your understanding of what a standards-based learning environment looks like.

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