Teacher Interview Questions
Teacher interview questions can be tough. Teaching interviews are not
something we look forward to in our hunt for that great teaching job.
That's because it's hard for teachers to
sell themselves. We're teachers, after all, not salespeople.
To succeed in your teaching interview requires a totally different
skill set and approach
than teaching your students. But let
me tell you - if you have what it takes to stand in front
classroom of critical students, you certainly have what it takes to
succeed in a teacher
interview. Teacher interview questions aren't designed to
reject teaching applicants. Remember, your interviewer wants
to find a
super teacher for the job.
You just have to be that super teacher.
need to know to get the teaching job you've
dreamed of! Tim
includes information about applying for teaching
jobs, cover letters
and resumes, building a teaching portfolio,
learn the 50 most commonly asked interview questions for teachers and
how to answer them. Simply go to, I want
a teaching job.
Take the time you need to prepare for your interview. Practice, practice, practice. You
can absolutely land the teaching job of your dreams, if you invest the
time and effort required.
Here are some teacher interview questions that you can practice with to
prepare for that
teaching job interview.
Sample Teacher Interview Questions
1. Students and
- What kind of students do you like to teach?
- Describe the student you can teach most effectively.
- A student says your lesson assignment is "stupid." How do
you deal with them?
- What do you do to ensure that each student gets to experience success?
- If you feel that a student needs individual instruction, what do you
- If your class includes gifted students, as well as slow learners, how
do you keep all of the students engaged?
2. Dealing with
- Describe the teacher you would most like to work with.
- Describe the teacher you would least like to work with.
- You observe a teacher acting in a manner you consider to be improper.
What do you do?
- Have you ever had difficulties dealing with a colleague?
How did you handle it?
- Describe the contribution you see yourself making to the other
teachers at our school.
- What role should school administration play in handling relationships
3. Dealing with
- Under what circumstances would you contact the parents of one of your
- How would you react if a parent of a student contacted you at home?
- If a parent complained that you were not teaching their child
properly, how would you deal with them? Would you involve the
Open House day a parent shows up whom you believe to be under the
influence of alcohol or drugs. What do you do?
- Do you enjoy parent teacher conferences?
- What is the most important thing you want from the parents of your
Qualifications for Teaching
- Why did you choose teaching? If you had not become a
teacher, what would you have become?
- What is your best quality as a teacher? What is your worst?
- How important is it to you that your students like you?
- What current trends in education excite you? What worry you?
- What contribution will you make at our school?
- If you were hiring a teacher, what qualities would you look for?
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they're critical, but not as critical as your
With proper preparation you can handle any questions the interviewer
challenges you with.
Remember: not preparing to suceed, is preparing to fail. You
can land that dream teaching
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Learning how to handle a teaching job interview is an
important step in learning how
to become a teacher .
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