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7am-4pm with lots of overtime

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Yes its possible.

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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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$50,000 for an apprentice

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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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If a job is for the Home Office, it's located in Manhattan. Non-instructional roles however may still be based in one of the Uncommon Brooklyn schools. When you interview, you will be sourced to a school with a need in your specific area.

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Very mission driven organization. People are laid back and fun.

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