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Top 25 Kindergarten Teacher Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Why did you choose to be a kindergarten teacher?
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Question 2 of 25
How do you get the respect out of your students?
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"Like with anything, respect is often earned through relationship building and credibility. From the first day, I take pride in learning about my students and sharing the same about me. We bring fun learning experiences to our lesson plans and work that targets all different learning styles to create an environment where respect is valued."
Share your approach to earning respect as a teacher and the value you place on this through your teaching.

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Question 3 of 25
Describe for me a lesson you taught that went very well. Why did the lesson work so well?
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"Last year, I taught a class lesson on learning the alphabet and it went very well. We worked in small groups and created meaningful queue cards for each letter that resonated with the creative and logical learning style. Students had fun, learned in a way that they also made friends, and created a great tool to take home to their families."
Share a positive experience from one of your lesson plans and why it was so successful. Have fun with this question and brag about the work you did while gaining this positive experience.

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Question 4 of 25
What steps would you take to handle a student who is a consistent behavioral problem in your classroom?
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"I value conflict resolution and would take the approach to handle the issues with humility and the intent to resolve the issue, while bringing understanding to the student. When necessary, I will engage the student's parents to gauge their home life and enlist their support in coaching the young child."
Share your approach in steps to handling problem students in the classroom.

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Question 5 of 25
What makes you the best kindergarten teacher available?
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"I take pride in my role as a teacher and shaping young minds is something which I have a vested interest. Outside of the classroom, I value building meaningful relationships with student families to transparently communicate the happenings in our classroom and the progress of their student."
You will want to articulate what separates you from the other candidates interviewing to be a kindergarten teacher. Now is your opportunity to shine and boast about any relevant credentials you have. Take the opportunity to speak confidently and brag about what you bring to the table.

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Question 6 of 25
What was the most important thing you learned as a student teacher?
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Question 7 of 25
What frustrates you the most about children?
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Question 8 of 25
What makes you passionate about teaching?
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Question 9 of 25
You have been hired as the newest member of our teaching team. In fewer than five minutes, how would you introduce yourself to a group of parents, students, and teachers from our school?
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Question 10 of 25
What were some classes you enjoyed taking while in college?
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Question 11 of 25
How do you teach a classroom of children with differing intellectual abilities?
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Question 12 of 25
How do you accommodate for different students learning styles?
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Question 13 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 14 of 25
What is the most rewarding part of being a teacher?
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Question 15 of 25
How do you stay motivated?
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Question 16 of 25
What qualities make an excellent teacher? Which do you possess?
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Question 17 of 25
What are your goals as a kindergarten teacher?
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Question 18 of 25
How would you react if a child accidentally urinated in the classroom?
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Question 19 of 25
What was your best moment as a student teacher?
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Question 20 of 25
What would you consider a successful year as a kindergarten teacher?
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Question 21 of 25
What do you know about our school?
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Question 22 of 25
Why do you want to work at this school?
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Question 23 of 25
How well do you know this community?
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Question 24 of 25
How did you handle a student causing trouble in the classroom?
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Question 25 of 25
What provides you with the greatest joy in being a teacher?
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About Kindergarten Teacher

December 4th, 2014

Kindergarten teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.

Kindergarten teachers help students learn and apply important concepts. Many teachers use a hands-on approach, such as the use of props, to help students understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills.

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