I – Job interview overview
Interview questions below can be used for Teacher manager, Teacher assistant, Teacher supervisor, Teacher engineer…
Tips to create Teacher interview questions by yourself: Identify Teacher functions, then create tasks for each functions then you can create questions by structure:
1. What are functions of Teacher? What are tasks that to implement each function?
2. How to do each Teacher task/function?
3. What are output of each Teacher task/function?
4. How to measure each task/function?
5. How to control each task/function? Etc
II – Common interview questions for Teacher position
1. Tell me about your self?
2. What do you like about your present job for Teacher field?
3. What do you dislike about your present job for Teacher field?
4. What are your strengths?
5. What is your greatest weakness?
6. Why do you want to leave your current employer?
7. Why have you applied for this particular job for Teacher field?
III – Specialized Teacher interview questions
1. First, tell us a little bit about yourself. (Almost every teacher interview begins this way.)
2. Tell us about your experiences working with students at this age level.
3. List three of your strengths your strengths and explain each one.
4. Describe three of your weaknesses as a teacher.
5. In what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?
6. Tell us about a lesson in which you’ve used differentiated instruction.
7. How do you teach kids to utilize higher-order thinking skills in your classroom?
8. What do you do to prepare your students for state or standardized tests?
9. If I walked into your classroom on a typical afternoon, what would I see going on?
10. How do you measure student performance in your classroom?
11. What would you do if a student wasn’t handing her homework on a regular basis?
12. What are your classroom rules? How do you make students familiar with the rules?
13. What daily or weekly routines would be incorporated in your teaching?
14. Explain what you would do if a student was swearing in your class?
15. What would you do if a student was complaining about an assignment you’ve given?
16. What are some ways you can avoid behavior problems?
17. Without giving any names, describe the most challenging student you’ve ever taught.
18. In what ways do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?
19. A parent calls you because they are worried about their child’s low grades. What would you say to the parent?
20. How do you use technology to enrich your lessons?
21. Describe one time when you’ve acted as a leader.
22. How would you recommend a child for special education services?
23. Tell us a little about your student teaching experiences.
24. What is your least favorite age/grade/subject to teach?
25. What are some of the most important things you learned when student teaching?
26. Describe one college course that taught you the most about being a good teacher.
27. Have you ever been a substitute teacher in this school district?
28. Would you like to be part of our new teacher mentor program?
IV – Docs related to job interview
• E-book: Guide to Getting the Teaching Job (includes 50 teacher interview questions and answers; tips, and advice about the teacher interview process; teaching resume, cover letter, and thank you letter etc).
Top 7 interview questions with answers
1. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.
2. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
3. Describe a typical work week for you.
Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.
It should be obvious that it’s not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I’ve had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you’re organized (“The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.”) and efficient.
4. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.
6. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude
7. Do you have any questions for me?
Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.