High School Teacher Interview Questions

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

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List of 33 High School Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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

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    How do you handle stress on the job?

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    What qualities do you believe make an excellent teacher?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    How do you earn the respect of your students?

  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.

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

  13. 13.

    How do want your students to remember you?

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

  15. 15.

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

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

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

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    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?

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    Which subject do you most enjoy teaching?

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    What is your teaching philosophy?

  21. 21.

    Why are you the best teacher for us?

  22. 22.

    How do you prepare students for standardized assessments?

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    Have you ever received an award or special workplace accolade?

  24. 24.

    What are you reading right now?

  25. 25.

    What area of professional development are you currently focused on?

  26. 26.

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

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    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?

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    What motivates you?

  29. 29.

    What are your salary expectations?

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    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.

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    When have you had to lead by example?

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    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?