High School Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your High School Teacher interview, here are 33 interview questions and answer examples.

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What are you reading right now?

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List of 33 High School Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What are you reading right now?

  2. 2.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

  3. 3.

    What is the most challenging part of your job, as a teacher?

  4. 4.

    In your opinion, what is the most rewarding part of being a teacher?

  5. 5.

    How do you earn the respect of your students?

  6. 6.

    How often do you send your students with homework? What is your philosophy on homework?

  7. 7.

    How would you handle a student being disruptive in the classroom?

  8. 8.

    Describe an ongoing problem at your current or former employer that you were able to overcome.

  9. 9.

    Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  11. 11.

    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.

  12. 12.

    Have you ever received an award or special workplace accolade?

  13. 13.

    What area of professional development are you currently focused on?

  14. 14.

    Out of curiosity, what type of student were you in high school?

  15. 15.

    Why are you the best teacher for us?

  16. 16.

    You have been hired as the newest member of our teaching team. How would you first introduce yourself to a group of parents, students, and teachers from our school?

  17. 17.

    Which subject do you most enjoy teaching?

  18. 18.

    What interests you most when it comes to teaching at the High School level?

  19. 19.

    Have you ever taught a class with special needs students, or students with a disability? If so, how did you adjust your teaching style or curriculum?

  20. 20.

    What qualities do you believe make an excellent teacher?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a time that another teacher has influenced you.

  22. 22.

    How do want your students to remember you?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about one of your own teachers that made an impact on you.

  24. 24.

    What is your teaching philosophy?

  25. 25.

    How do you prepare students for standardized assessments?

  26. 26.

    What is your communication style with the parents of your students?

  27. 27.

    What types of activities keep you busy, outside of work?

  28. 28.

    What motivates you?

  29. 29.

    What are your salary expectations?

  30. 30.

    How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your productivity?

  31. 31.

    Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  32. 32.

    When have you had to lead by example?

  33. 33.

    We were initially looking for someone with 5 years' experience in a similar role. Considering you have just 2 years' experience, would you be willing to accept this position at a lower salary?