Elementary Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Elementary Teacher interview, here are 50 interview questions and answer examples.

Elementary Teacher was written by and published on August 15th, 2021. Learn more here.

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What challenges are you looking for in a position?

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List of 50 Elementary Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What challenges are you looking for in a position?

  2. 2.

    How do you feel when a student fails?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about some specific motivational strategies you use to get students excited about a project.

  4. 4.

    What activities has technologies replaced in your lessons, if any?

  5. 5.

    How will you instruct students with varying abilities?

  6. 6.

    Are you a positive and energetic person?

  7. 7.

    What is your greatest strength?

  8. 8.

    If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?

  9. 9.

    What's the last book you read?

  10. 10.

    What are your weaknesses?

  11. 11.

    What attracted you to this school?

  12. 12.

    Was there a person in your life who really made a difference?

  13. 13.

    Are you an empathetic person? Give an example.

  14. 14.

    What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?

  15. 15.

    What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?

  16. 16.

    Why did you decide to become a teacher?

  17. 17.

    Can you tell me about a time when you had to step into the role of a caregiver, and what you learned from that experience?

  18. 18.

    If a student said she thought you were the worst teacher she ever had, what would you say?

  19. 19.

    If I were your principal and we were setting goals for next year, what would they be?

  20. 20.

    Are you a team player?

  21. 21.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

  22. 22.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  23. 23.

    How do you overcome a difficult problem?

  24. 24.

    If students were having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

  25. 25.

    What techniques do you use to keep students actively involved during a lesson?

  26. 26.

    Why are you the best person for this job?

  27. 27.

    It seems like there is never enough time to cover the curriculum or to get children to master content and skills. Would you comment on that?

  28. 28.

    Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

  29. 29.

    Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrate to students? Tell us about a recent discovery or something new you found.

  30. 30.

    What are you most proud of?

  31. 31.

    What do you like to do in your spare time?

  32. 32.

    Give me examples of ideas you've had and implemented?

  33. 33.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  34. 34.

    How do you deal with an unmotivated student?

  35. 35.

    What would you do if 50% of a class did poorly on a test?

  36. 36.

    How would you apply technology to enhance daily instruction and increase student learning?

  37. 37.

    Are you comfortable with the use of technology in the classroom?

  38. 38.

    What are your computer skills? What computer software have you used?

  39. 39.

    How would you rank these in importance and why? Planning, discipline, methods, evaluation.

  40. 40.

    If a student came to you and said, 'None of the other students like me,' what would you tell them?

  41. 41.

    How can you tell that a person is a good listener?

  42. 42.

    What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?

  43. 43.

    Do you prefer to do long term or short term plans? How do you plan for instruction?

  44. 44.

    How closely do you follow your plans?

  45. 45.

    What do you feel are the most important factors in classroom management?

  46. 46.

    Do you believe you should build rapport with students? If yes, how?

  47. 47.

    How do you encourage students to learn? Can a student be forced to learn?

  48. 48.

    How do you feel about computers in the classroom?

  49. 49.

    What would you tell a parent who complained about their child not having enough homework?

  50. 50.

    What would you do if your Principal made a decision you did not like?