Do you find yourself thinking about the mechanics of Transfiguration or debating the usefulness of the International Statute of Secrecy? Have you ever wished you could teach at Hogwarts?
If you've dreamed of becoming a Hogwarts professor, then do the next best thing and join the teaching staff of MuggleNet Interactive. You'll have the chance to work with brilliant Potter fans like yourself to design lessons based on the subjects taught in the series.
Now, being a professor can be a lot of fun, but it's also commitment. You will need to be available for several hours a week in order to hold lessons, grade assignments, participate in discussions and planning with other MNI professors and staff, and of course interact with students around the site. We want people who want to be involved and are excited to share their love for the Harry Potter series.
Note: You WILL need to be a member of MNI in order to be hired. If you're interested but aren't yet a member, don't worry. Registration is easy, and you can do so right here!
If you think you would make a great professor, all you have to do is fill out the following application and email it to mnistaff at gmail dot com with "MNI Professor Application" in the subject line. Please put your application in the body of the email, and DO NOT send it as an attachment.
You have until October 31, 2013, to send in your application. Good luck!
MuggleNet Interactive Professor Application
1. MuggleNet Interactive Username:
2. MuggleNet Interactive House:
3. Real first name (optional):
5. Country and/or time zone:
6. Why do you think you'd make a good professor?
7. Being on staff requires that you work well with a group of people. Why do you think you would do well working with the staff team?
The following three questions are to give us an idea of how you might approach different scenarios you may encounter as a staffer. Please answer all three questions to the best of your ability.
Scenario #1: A student consistently does not follow classroom rules. When he/she posts in the classroom, it is obvious that they have not read the rules of the class. What action would you take?
Scenario #2: There is a lack of activity in the classroom, and the other professors are having trouble coming up with ideas to increase activity. What would you do in this situation, and what ideas might you have?
Scenario #3: A professor would like to teach a class alongside you, being equally interested in the topic. How would you divide up work, and what would be strategies for co-teaching effectively?
MNI classes are structured around courses, each of which have a particular theme (for example: Healing). Each course includes several different subject classes, so a course on Healing might include classes in Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, History of Magic, and Potions. The material covered in each of those classes would be the decision of the professor but would relate to the overall course theme. A Care of Magical Creatures class might include discussion about the properties and use of phoenix tears and unicorn blood.
Now it's time for you to let your creative side run wild and design an outline for one (1) course on any theme you desire, using the template below.
Classes that can be taught (Charms, Potions, etc.):
Possible discussion topics and/or assignments for EACH class in the course:
If you have any remaining questions, email us at mnistaff at gmail dot com. Good luck!