Qatar Foundations is made up of a consortium of 8 schools. Most of the schools offer the IB program or are in the process of accreditation. The chairperson of QF is Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The government realizes that the only way to secure the country’s future is to reshape their educational system.
2/8/16- Dressed in my ‘lucky blue suit’ and head wrap I prepared for my last interview. Since this was my first time interviewing for Qatar I didn’t know what to expect, except by now I learned that most of these interviewers asked similar questions. My Qatar interview was in the afternoon so I stayed at a different hotel than the one it was being held at. I met my TeachAway rep in the lobby at the downtown Atlanta, Hampton Inn. There were approximately 11 other applicants there, 7 females, 4 males. We went into a small conference room to listen to an overview of Qatar Foundations with the Superintendent. Afterwards, the TeachAway rep took the first four applicants to a room for quick tips. I was in the next wave of four applicants.
This interview was different than the other two for several reasons.
- There were four interviewers representing 5 Qatar Foundation Schools
- Some applicants interviewed with more than one interviewer
- The interviews were face to face
- How do you differentiate instruction?
- How do you manage behaviors?
- How do you assess children?
- What would I see in your classroom?
- Am I familiar with RTI and PBIS?
- What reading program am I familiar with?
- How to teach Reading Workshop to students who can’t read yet?
- How was it going from teaching children to Adult learners? (To be honest, teaching adults is a lot like teaching children)