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Elementary Teacher

54 Interview Questions & Answers

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Do you believe you should build rapport with students? If yes, how?
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How would you rank these in importance and why? Planning, discipline, methods, evaluation.
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What would you do if 50% of a class did poorly on a test?
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How would you apply technology to enhance daily instruction and increase student learning?
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Have you ever considered publishing a book?
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What attracted you to this school?
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What are your computer skills? What computer software have you used?
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How do you encourage students to learn? Can a student be forced to learn?
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How do you deal with the unmotivated student?
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If a student came to you and said, 'None of the other students like me,' what would you tell him/her?
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How would you weigh a plane without scales?
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What would you tell a parent who complained about his/her child not having enough homework?
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Tell me about some specific motivational strategies you use to get students excited about a project.
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What activities has technologies replaced in your lessons, if any?
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Give me examples of ideas you've had and implemented?
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Do you have any questions for me?
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What's the last book you read?
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Was there a person in your life who really made a difference?
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Are you comfortable with the use of technology in the classroom?
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Are you an empathetic person? Give an example.
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How can you tell that a person is a good listener?
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What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?
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Do you prefer to do long term or short term plans? How do you plan for instruction?
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How closely do you follow your plans?
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What do you feel are the most important factors in classroom control?
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Why is your GPA not higher?
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How do you feel about computers in the classroom?
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What would you do if your Principal made a decision you did not like?
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How will you instruct students with varying abilities?
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What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?
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Why did you decide to become a teacher?
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Have you ever taken care of someone? Did you enjoy it?
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Are you a positive and energetic person?
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If a student said she thought you were the worst teacher she ever had, what would you say?
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If I were your principal and we were setting goals for next year, what would they be?
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Are you a team player?
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What is your philosophy towards work?
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What is your greatest strength?
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How do you handle stressful situations?
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What is the toughest problem you've had to face? And how did you overcome it?
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If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
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What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?
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If students were having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
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What techniques would you use to be sure that students understand?
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How do you feel when a student fails?
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What techniques do you use to keep students actively involved during a lesson?
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Why are you the best person for this job?
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What challenges are you looking for in a position?
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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?
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What are your weaknesses?
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Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
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Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrate to students? Tell us about some recent discovery, something that you have found.
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What are you most proud of?
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What do you like to do in your spare time?
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