Teacher Interview Questions | How To Prepare a Teacher Interview

Teacher Interview Questions | How To Prepare a Teacher Interview

 

Common Teacher Interview Questions

  • Tell me something about yourself?
  • Tell me your educational background?
  • Why did you decide to become a teacher?
  • Is your career affected by COVID-19?
  • How Covid-19 pandemic has impacted teaching profession?
  • How importance of online education during pandemic?
  • Why do you want to join here (this school)?
  • What do you like best about teaching?
  • Tell me about your classroom management style?
  • Tell me little about your student teaching experiences? (Experience)
  • Tell me about your teaching style?
  • What is it about our school that is most appealing to you?
  • What do you like most about your work?
  • Why do you think our school is a good fit for you?
  • What type of classroom management structure would you implement if you were hired?
  • What book have you read in the last year that has special meaning to you and why?
  • Why should we hire you to teach here?
  • What do you like to do when you’re not teaching?
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What is your greatest weakness as a teacher?
  • What is one of your weaknesses, and what are you doing to improve it?
  • Where do you see yourself in next five years?
  • What is your favourite subject? And why?
  • What is your least favourite subject, and how do you approach it to ensure that you teach it well?
  • How will you use, technology in the classroom?
  • How does your job affect your general lifestyle?
  • What is your teaching Philosophy?
  • What is student life like?
  • How do you motivate students?
  • What is the biggest challenge today’s students face?
  • What is the greatest challenge facing teachers today?
  • How would you describe a successful lesson?
  • How do you evaluate your students?
  • How do you help students to learn your subject?
  • What are the students like?
  • How do you feel about noise in your classroom?
  • How do you set the rules of your classroom?
  • What are your best sources for new teaching ideas?
  • How do you deal with a child who isn’t meeting academic expectations or who has gaps in his or her knowledge?
  • How would you handle a student swearing or using inappropriate language?
  • What to do when a student hits you?
  • What kinds of problems do you deal with (In previous)?
  • How do you interact with parents?
  • How would you deal with an angry parent?
  • How to respond calmly to upset parents?
  • policies and regulations? Who oversees these?
  • How do you manage your time to get all your teaching duties done within schedule?
  • How do you approach student discipline?
  • How do you measure teacher success?
  • Why did you leave your last teaching job?
  • How do you measure student performance in your classroom?
  • Describe your worst day in class?
  • How much homework will you assign?
  • Do you have a homework policy, and if so, what is it?
  • What would you do if a parent complained about an assignment /homework?
  • Do you have an active PTA?
  • What are the other teachers like?
  • Who was one of your favourite teachers in the past and why?
  • What are your goals in life?
  • Are you a tough teacher or an easy one?
  • What areas would you select for your personal growth?
  • Where do you plan to be ten years from now?
  • If I were to call your references, what might they say about you?
  • What’s the school’s culture like? (Your point of view)
  • Do you have any questions for us?

Some important skills that every teacher needs

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Student Engagement Skills
  • Patience
  • Passion
  • Subject Matter Expertise
  • Technical Skills
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Imaginative thinking
  • Skills about Technology Trends
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Teamwork or Team Player
  • Adaptability
  • Empathy
  • Organization skills 

How to Prepare for a Teaching Interview

  • Before the interview, research the school. Explore the website. Learn their challenges.
  • Be ready with your portfolio
  • Be prepared with sample answers to the most common interview questions
  • You should have strong command on your writing as well as communication skills.
  • Search for news articles about the school’s accomplishments or achievements as well as notable teachers who have been recognized for their efforts.
  • Be Prepared to talk about your teaching strategies
  • Dress formally – Dressing like a professional teacher
  • Have a pitch for your teaching philosophy.