In addition to teacher interview questions, this page contains effective answers to difficult interview questions. Although you never know what type of questions may be asked on an interview, these are some of the typical questions that are asked of teachers.
It is very important to be prepared for an interview. During the course of an interview, you may be asked 30 questions or more. Just one bad answer can stand out and cost you the position. Make sure you are well prepared and have good answers to these teaching interview questions.
We will now list some typical teacher interview questions. We will then go over the difficult teaching interview questions. These are the questions that teachers often ask us about.
These are common teaching interview questions:
What made you decide to become a teacher?
How do you handle working with children that may require discipline in the classroom?
Do you believe in speaking with parents? How often?
Have you ever used parents in your classroom?
Do you think sending children to the principal’s office is necessary?
What have you done to help improve your school?
What subject is your favorite to teach?
What subject is your least favorite to teach?
Describe some positive and some negative teaching experiences?
How would you describe your teaching style?
Here are difficult teaching interview questions and answers:
Q. Why are you considering leaving your present job?
A. Regardless of the reason, do not bad mouth your current employer. Negativism will always hurt you. Good answers include: “There is no room for growth at my current employer. I am looking for a school with long term growth opportunities. “My current company is not doing well, and has been laying off employees. There is no job security there, and more layoffs are expected”.
Q. What are your goals for the future?
A. “My long term goals are to find a school where I can grow, continue to learn, take on increasing responsibilities, and be a positive contributor”.
Q. How do you handle stress and pressure?
A. “I find that I work better under pressure, and I enjoy working in an environment that is challenging.” “I am the type of person that diffuses stress. I am used to working in a demanding environment with deadlines, and enjoy the challenges.”
Q. What do you know about our school/district?
A. This question is used to see if you have prepared for the interview. Candidates that have researched the district are more appealing. Schools like prepared, organized candidates.
Q. We have met several candidates. Why are you the one we should hire?
A. Give definite examples of your skills and accomplishments. Be positive, and emphasize how your background matches the job description.
Q. What are your greatest strengths?
A. Be positive and honest. “My greatest strength is maximizing the efficiency of my students. I have an excellent ability to identify and maximize each of my students strengths.” Give examples.
Q. Tell me about your greatest weakness?
A. It is very important to give a strength that compensates for your weakness. Make your weakness into a positive. “Sometimes, I get so excited and caught up in my work that I forget that my family life should be my number one priority.”
Hopefully the teacher interview questions will help you. It is important to modify the answers to your specific background and experience.
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