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English Teacher Interview Questions

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Shane Reinhard is a high school English teacher focused on English 9 Honors, English 11, Yearbook/Journalism, and AP Seminar.

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What importance do you place on collaborating with other teachers? Tell me about a time when you worked with another teacher to integrate elements of your lessons.

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    What importance do you place on collaborating with other teachers? Tell me about a time when you worked with another teacher to integrate elements of your lessons.

  2. 2.

    Tell me about a time when you planned a great lesson , but everything went wrong. What did you do?

  3. 3.

    What is your greatest strength?

  4. 4.

    What would you do if a student has asked to go to the bathroom every day for a week?

  5. 5.

    How do you motivate students, and why is it important?

  6. 6.

    How would you handle a student who uses inappropriate language in your classroom?

  7. 7.

    What do you do to handle a challenging student?

  8. 8.

    What is your teaching philosophy?

  9. 9.

    What do you do when a student asks to share something with you privately?

  10. 10.

    How do you stand up for other teachers within a classroom setting?

  11. 11.

    How can you tell if a student understands the material or not?

  12. 12.

    What is the right way to teach English?

  13. 13.

    What have been some successful teaching methods used in your English classes?

  14. 14.

    Why do students need English in their lives?

  15. 15.

    Tell me one thing about yourself that makes you stand out against other English teaching candidates.

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    What is your greatest weakness?

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    If a student shares something in class that is inappropriate, how do you handle the situation?

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    When would be a time to call the parents to give positive feedback?

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    What do you like to do when you are not teaching?

  20. 20.

    How can you tell if a student is on-task or not?

  21. 21.

    What is your protocol for students who are acting out in your class?

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    What qualifications do you have in English?

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    Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you did not understand the language around you? If so, how did that experience shape your understanding of English and how you teach it?

  24. 24.

    How do you continue to learn and grow as an educator?

  25. 25.

    Tell me about a time when you used problem-solving to accomplish something on a team.

  26. 26.

    Tell me about how you've supported a student go from struggling to successful in a particular area.

  27. 27.

    When did you accomplish something satisfying in teaching?

  28. 28.

    If you had to choose one, who would be the most influential author of your youth?

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    How do you go about planning a lesson, and what are some 'musts' that you always incorporate?

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    Do you have any questions?