Prepare for a teachNOLA Interview
Based on your written application, you may be invited to participate in an in person interview. You will meet with a member of teachNOLA staff and answer questions about your beliefs about effective teaching and respond to classroom scenarios that are representative of the challenges new teachers face. You’ll also hear more about the program and what it’s like to live and work in New Orleans!
Read and Reflect
During your interview, you will be asked to share what responsibility you believe teachers have in understanding concepts like race, identify, power and class. You are encouraged to reflect on your own personal experience and two blog posts: When Cultures Clash in the Classroom and The Revolutionary Act of Pronunciation. We recommend setting aside 30-60 minutes to read the blog posts and consider your response before your interview day.
Plan Your Visit
When you sign up for your interview, you will be given details regarding the location of the interview. You should map the location in advance and allow plenty of time to arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled interview time.
Bring a photo ID with you, and pen and paper to take notes on the information that is shared and the questions you are asked during your interview.