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Kindergarten Teacher Interview
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25 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brown

Updated August 30th, 2018
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Why did you choose to be a kindergarten teacher?
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The interviewer will be interested in learning what lead you to choose a career in education at the kindergarten level. Now is your chance to explain your passion for working with children and helping students learn. It's okay if you have recently decided to become a kindergarten teacher, just explain to the interviewer the decisions that lead you there.
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1.
Why did you choose to be a kindergarten teacher?
The interviewer will be interested in learning what lead you to choose a career in education at the kindergarten level. Now is your chance to explain your passion for working with children and helping students learn. It's okay if you have recently decided to become a kindergarten teacher, just explain to the interviewer the decisions that lead you there.

Ryan's Answer
"I have always been passionate about a career that involves molding young and inquisitive minds for the future."
2.
What was the most important thing you learned as a student teacher?
The interviewer will be interested in take aways from your learning experience as s student teacher. Now is your opportunity to highlight on details of student teaching and meaningful take aways from working with young students in the classroom.

Ryan's Answer
"My experience as a student teacher has prepared me for being a kindergarten teacher. Specifically, working with integrative lesson plans and adapting teaching methods to meet the needs of various learning styles in a classroom."
3.
What makes you the best kindergarten teacher available?
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.

Ryan's Answer
"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."
4.
Describe for me a lesson you taught that went very well. Why did the lesson work so well?
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.

Ryan's Answer
"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."
5.
What steps would you take to handle a student who is a consistent behavioral problem in your classroom?
Share your approach in steps to handling problem students in the classroom.

Ryan's Answer
"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."
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