Typical Interviewing and Applicant Questions
Typical Interviewing Questions
- When did you become interested in a career in teaching?
- Tell me about your educational background.
- Describe your most rewarding teaching experience.
- If I walked into your classroom what would I see? learning centers, variety of experiences
- How would you handle a child who is constantly disrupting the class?
- How would you manage behavior in your classroom?
- How would you motivate your students? (Name three different ways)
- What are the strengths you bring to teaching?
- How would you establish communication with parents?
- How would you provide writing experiences for your students?
- In your classroom, if there is a child who never completes his or her assignments, what would you do?
- What is your philosophy of education?
- How do you provide for individual differences within your classroom?
- What techniques do you use to reward students?
- What kind of relationship do you want with your students?
- Discuss outcome-based education and site-based management.
Typical Applicant Questions
- What is your district's philosophy?
- How do you evaluate teachers?
- Are extracurricular assignments available for teachers interested and qualified in after school activities?
- Does your district offer incentives for professional development days during the school year?
- What reading series do you use in upper grades?
- In the past few years what has been the average faculty turnover rate?
- Is there a budget established for supplies which need to be purchased during the school year?
- Are there opportunities for team teaching or team planning?