Top 75 Teacher Job Interview Questions:

Submitted by: Muhammad
☛ 1. First, tell us a little bit about yourself. (Almost every teacher interview begins this way.)
☛ 2. Describe your college experiences.
☛ 3. Tell us about your experiences working with students at this age level.
☛ 4. Describe your philosophy of teaching?
☛ 5. Why do you want to become a teacher?
☛ 6. List three of your strengths your strengths and explain each one.
☛ 7. Describe three of your weaknesses as a teacher.
☛ 8. In what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?
☛ 9. Tell us about a lesson in which you've used differentiated instruction.
☛ 10. How do you teach kids to utilize higher-order thinking skills in your classroom?
☛ 11. What do you do to prepare your students for state or standardized tests?
☛ 12. Do you make learning fun for students? How?
☛ 13. If I walked into your classroom on a typical afternoon, what would I see going on?
☛ 14. How do you measure student performance in your classroom?
☛ 15. Describe a successful lesson. Tell why it was successful.
☛ 16. What would you do if a student wasn't handing her homework on a regular basis?
☛ 17. How much homework do you give?
☛ 18. Besides lecture, what methods of teaching do you use?
☛ 19. Tell us about your discipline philosophy.
☛ 20. What are your classroom rules? How do you make students familiar with the rules?
☛ 21. What daily or weekly routines would be incorporated in your teaching?
☛ 22. One student hits another student. What do you do?
☛ 23. A student throws a pencil across the room. What do you do?
☛ 24. Explain what you would do if a student was swearing in your class?
☛ 25. What would you do if a student was complaining about an assignment you've given?
☛ 26. What would you do if a parent complained about an assignment?
☛ 27. Describe some methods of "positive reinforcement" that you might use in your classroom.
☛ 28. Would you describe yourself as a "tough" teacher or an "understanding" teacher? Explain.
☛ 29. How would you create a behavior modification for a student with ongoing behavior problems?
☛ 30. What are some ways you can avoid behavior problems?
☛ 31. Without giving any names, describe the most challenging student you've ever taught.
☛ 32. What would you do to calm an angry parent?
☛ 33. Do you have an example of a parent newsletter that you can show us?
☛ 34. In what ways do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?
☛ 35. A parent calls you because they are worried about their child's low grades. What would you say to the parent?
☛ 36. A parent writes a note and tells you that their daughter could not complete their homework assignment because she had a dance recital the night before. What do you do?
☛ 37. How do you keep parents informed of their childs' progress?
☛ 38. How do you use technology to enrich your lessons?
☛ 39. How computer literate are you?
☛ 40. Do you think it is appropriate for children in school to be using the Internet?
☛ 41. Give an example of a time when you've worked on a team.
☛ 42. Describe one time when you've acted as a leader.
☛ 43. How do you feel about team-teaching?
☛ 44. What can you do for a student that is extremely gifted?
☛ 45. Describe a gifted student.
☛ 46. How would you recommend a child for special education services?
☛ 47. Most classes have students with a wide-range of reading abilities. What can you do to meet the needs of students with high reading abilities and low reading abilities at the same time?
☛ 48. Tell us a little about your student teaching experiences.
☛ 49. What is your least favorite age/grade/subject to teach? Explain.
☛ 50. What is your favorite age/grade/subject to teach? Explain.
☛ 51. What are some of the most important things you learned when student teaching?
☛ 52. What was the most satisfying moment throughout your student teaching?
☛ 53. What was the most frustrating thing about student teaching?
☛ 54. Describe one college course that taught you the most about being a good teacher.
☛ 55. Who influenced you to become a teacher?
☛ 56. Describe the biggest challenge you've ever had to face.
☛ 57. What books are you currently reading?
☛ 58. A student confides in you and tells you that his parent abuses him. He asks you not to tell anyone. What do you do?
☛ 59. What is your definition of a life-long learner? How can you promote life-long learning in your classroom?
☛ 60. Would you be willing to help out with extra-curricular activities? Which ones?
☛ 61. Have you ever been a substitute teacher in this school district?
☛ 62. What do you look for in a principal?
☛ 63. How do you communicate with administrators?
☛ 64. Would you like to be part of our new teacher mentor program?
☛ 65. What kinds of inservices would you be eager to attend?
☛ 66. List five adjectives that accurately describe yourself.
☛ 67. What professional teaching organizations do you belong to?
☛ 68. Have you ever received an award for anything in your lifetime? Describe.
☛ 69. Describe the differences between a good teacher and a great teacher?
☛ 70. What were you like as a student?
☛ 71. If you teach a lesson and your students don't seem to be "getting it," what do you do?
☛ 72. How do you provide support for students who are not performing as well as they should?
☛ 73. What can you do to meet the needs of students who do not speak English?
☛ 74. In what ways can you teach students to be accepting of one-another?
☛ 75. How would you teach conflict resolution to your students?
Submitted by: Muhammad

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