While there is no one way to prepare for your phone interview, please keep the following things in mind:
We do not expect you to know everything about education.
Our questions do not require any special knowledge of the educational system in NYC. What we are most interested in is your ability to think on your feet and overcome challenges.
During the interview, be prepared to answer questions about classroom scenarios and share how you will apply your own professional skills in education-related settings.
Think about how you have approached challenges in other situations.
You were selected for a phone interview because you have shown you can get results in situations where you have faced an obstacle. Think through the steps you took to overcome it. Look for patterns in your approach, and imagine how these skills might benefit you in the classroom.
Reflect on how your own educational philosophy aligns with the NYC Teaching Collaborative core values and mission.
We want Partner Teachers who are committed to educational excellence for all students and who believe in the transformative power of teaching. Visit our website and consider how your answers can reflect the components of our mission that resonate most strongly with you.
Things to Remember
Make sure you are in a quiet place with as little background noise as possible. Double-check to
make sure that you have phone service if you are using a cellular phone.
You may want to review your short answer application questions in advance, or have them with you, as your phone interviewer may ask about your answers.