Social sciences Interview Preparation Guide
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Social sciences related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with job experience as Social sciences. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

28 Social sciences Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me how do you handle a stressful situations?

I handle them mostly pretty well, stress is all around us and how we react to it determines how we will progress. Keeping it under control and now allowing it to consume you is the toughest part and is something I have struggled with before. If there are hard deadlines and multiple things that are just thrown at me it takes me some time to focus and strategize a plan to accomplish all the different tasks.

2 :: Explain in what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?

I encourage creativity in the classroom by teaching students new information or allowing them to find information on their and recreating the info or finding alternate solutions.

3 :: What types of personalities do you work with best?

In the past, I have found it difficult to work with others who see themselves as better than others, who can take criticism, and who refuse to work with others. I have found it challenging to work with them b/c I am a team oriented person who feels the importance of working together over the needs of the individual especially in a learning environment.

4 :: Which publications have had the most influence on you over the years?

Tomatsu Shibutani’s ‘Improvised News’ was very influential in my dissertation research, he said that when people experience ambiguity they improvise their own news as a way of understanding what’s going on. Robert Bellah’s ‘Habits of the Heart’ is a wonderful study into what has happened to civil society in the US, from its inception to now, what are the key things that have broken down? ‘The People’s Choice’ by Lazarsfeld, Berelson, and Gaudet, is an early volume in the 40s, but elegant for its time.

5 :: Tell me how have you showed leadership within your school in the past?

Yes and no. I'm not uncomfortable in positions of leadership when I'm asked or expected to assume them; but I prefer working on a more level basis with coworkers. In the classroom, of course, there is a lot of give and take. Sometimes, I need to be a more authoritative figure. Sometimes a moderator or guide. Sometimes a peer. I'm constantly learning too and we're all still students together at a certain level. When We explore new ideas or concepts (and I've been known to veer off on tangents when the kids are excited about something): I get just as excited as they are and the line blurs a little bit.

6 :: Please explain how would your former employer describes you?

Hard working, dedicated to their job, strong role model for their peers, selfless of himself, reliable, dependable, man of integrity, funny, pleasure to work with.

7 :: Explain me why do you believe Social Studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn?

Because social studies create an awareness about the planet we live in and also the incidents inventions etc so I want every students to like and love social studies as their favorite subject.

8 :: Tell me how would your students describe you as a teacher?

I would say my students describe me as a teacher that is passionate, compassionate, and rigorous. Many of them have told me that I make lessons relatable and engaging, all the while making the assessments connected to them difficult to ensure that they understand the importance of the topic all the more. Many of my students, especially during my time at LTHS, have thanked me for my lessons, saying that most teachers never attempted to make history something that was worthy of knowing,.. For I always go above and beyond to find something about a certain history that would be important or interesting to most of my students.

9 :: Which developments in your field do you think have been most important or influential?

The move away from a focus on social order that characterized functionalism; from ‘how do you maintain order?’ to ‘how do you achieve more equality?’ In the communication field, it’s a major move away from mechanical models of communication. Now it’s just far more complicated with much more emphasis on how people process messages and reconstruct them. So, one of the key ways to characterize the communications field is whether or not you think the media are ‘all powerful’ or ‘not at all powerful’. My answer is: neither. Under some conditions they are all powerful; under other conditions, they’re not.

10 :: Explain me one of the most successful lessons you have taught in a class. Explain why it worked so well?

A team teaching lesson in which we performed mock supreme court hearings. Students were broken into groups in order to argue one of 2 sides of an issue or be on the supreme court. Students then presented arguments with the justices asking questions about the arguments. I felt it was so successful because the lesson was different from many classroom activities and had great participation but it was also able to be differentiated with 2 teachers team teaching the lesson and providing multiple ways for students to show their understanding of the content.