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Normal day begins around 6am. You need to be highly skilled at time task management. The day goes by fast, but work-life balance is difficult. Most teachers here for a few years and then leave.

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It is a quick process. Once a Principal has seen a resume, interviews and sample lessons are scheduled within a week. Normally a candidate will know within a week if he or she is being offered a job.

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You always have deliverables due, so working on the weekend because a must to meet these.

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403B, dental and medical coverage, Transit Chek, personal days, sustainability half days once a month

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More incentives for new teachers to stay, less students per class

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This school does not complete as a reference

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$50,000 for an apprentice

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I was interested in working for Uncommon Schools because it was a charter school and I wanted to learn how to use Taxonomy and proximity.

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They asked me questions about how well I give and receive feedback. I was told to observe teachers that were currently teaching for 7 minutes so that I could debrief with the principal the type of feedback I would give them regarding their work.
They gave me various situations that could happen at work and asked what my course of action would be. This included particular academic data points and also conflicts with coworkers.

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