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High School Teacher

33 Interview Questions & Answers

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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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How would you handle a student being disruptive in the classroom?
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How do you earn the respect of your students?
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What qualities do you believe make an excellent teacher?
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What is your teaching philosophy?
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How do want your students to remember you?
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What types of activities keep you busy, outside of work?
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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?
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Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
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What motivates you?
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How do you handle stress on the job?
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Tell me about your leadership qualities.
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What are your salary expectations?
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How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your productivity?
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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
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Describe an ongoing problem at your current or former employer that you were able to overcome.
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When have you had to lead by example?
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What interests you most when it comes to teaching at the High School level?
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What are you reading right now?
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Out of curiosity, what type of student were you in high school?
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Have you ever received an award or special workplace accolade?
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What is your communication style with the parents of your students?
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How do you prepare students for standardized assessments?
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Why are you the best teacher for us?
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In your opinion, what is the most rewarding part of being 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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Tell me about one of your own teachers that made an impact on you.
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How often do you send your students with homework? What is your philosophy on homework?
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Tell me about a time that another teacher has influenced you.
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What is the most challenging part of your job, as a teacher?
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What area of professional development are you currently focused on?
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