English Teacher Interview

30 Questions and Answers by

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

English Teacher was updated on February 15th, 2021. Learn more here.

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

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English Teacher Interview

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

      How to Answer

      An interviewer wants to see the way you can influence students. Whether you are a virtual teacher or for in-person learning, motivating students involves creativity and planning. Speak of examples of students shining in your classroom.

      Shane's Answer

      "To motivate my students, I have to be willing to get to know my students. By understanding their weak points and strengths, I can personalize my approach with each student. In my last job, I was able to engage my students by seeing what drives them. For some of my students, they just needed praise and encouragement. Other students needed something tangible like candy, extra credit, etc."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Motivation is not the easiest thing to do. But, I work to get an idea of what my students want to accomplish. It is easier to motivate my stduents when they have interest in the material."

      Shane's Answer

      This is a good way to go. Thinking about your students and having open and honest conversations can make all the difference. You may be surprised on what your students will teach you in the process.

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