Here are 30 interview questions that I have been asked over the years at interviews. I have recorded each in the hopes to help future teachers land their dream teaching job. They are in no particular order.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
What do you know about RTI?
Have you ever team taught and describe that experience?
Tell us what you know about (insert state test).
How will you prepare your class for (state test)?
What’s the difference between classroom discipline and classroom management?
Why do you want to teach at this school?
What are three of your greatest qualities ?
What is a weakness that you have?
What books are you currently reading?
What PD are you interested in taking?
How do you integrate technology in the classroom?
How do you communicate with parents?
What are your long term goals?
How would you motivate an unmotivated student?
What would you say is the most important part of teaching?
Tell me about a time a lesson didn’t go as planned. What did you do?
Walk me through a typical lesson?
Tell me about a time when you overcame a difficult situation?
How would you contribute to your grade level team or PLC?
How do you plan to involve parents in your classroom?
How do you assess students?
How do you differentiate instruction?
Have you ever had a miscommunication between you and parent? Explain what you did.
Finish this statement: Mistakes are _______________
How do you use date to drive your instruction?
What are your views on homework?
What teaching book guides your practice as a teacher? What impact did it have on you as a teacher?
What sets you apart from other candidates?
Do you have any questions for us?
To practice each question, I would make flashcards with possible answers to each. Hope this helps!
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