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Middle School Teacher Interview Questions

30 Middle School Teacher Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
What is the last book you read? When did you read it?
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The last book I read was physiological psychology. Its a text book I am reading for a class I am taking.
2.
Enriques Journey. We read it in class with the students.
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The last book I read was about Idi amin and his revoution in kampala.
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The book that I read last was about a special child coping with autism spectrum.
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Question 2 of 30
How well do you communicate with fellow teachers?
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I communicate well with other teachers. When teachers need help or advice, I am willing to help and vice versa.
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I have a great relationship with teachers and a mutual respect for everyone I work with. We communicate openly in team meetings and if there is a problem we all try and handle it individually or as a team by the end of the work day so nothing carries on to the next day. We to team building activities and plan events outside of school to develop friendships.
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I am confident and fulfill the criteria for this job.
Question 3 of 30
What techniques do you use to teach besides direct instruction?
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Text books, computerized instructions, open discussion.
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I use inquiry especially for science and math. It is important for students to try and figure out solutions to problems on their own while working in groups. They may find ther eare different methods that can be used to end up with the same answer.
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Animated discussions, displays, ICT resources,
Question 4 of 30
How do you make learning fun?
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Playing games, Take a lesson and relate it real life situations.
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Engaging the students with topics that they can relate to which correspond to the lesson. Allowing them to interact and move around creates, as well as having passion and knowledge of the subject being taught.
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Try to make every lesson different. Try to make the children don't realise they are learning. Set an appropriate challenge. Use a mixture of learning styles. Use outside areas.
Question 5 of 30
What is the difference between a good teacher and an outstanding teacher?
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A good teacher puts 100% in to their job and an outstanding teacher puts in 110%
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Differences between excellent teacher and outstanding teacher.
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A good teacher is satisfied with lessons that they teach, but dont take time to reflect on the lesson to make it better the next time it is taught. A good teacher doesnt continue learning and studying new in things or information in their subject. A good teacher doesnt take the time to get to know the students on a more personal level and doesnt show the enthusiams for learning that an outstanding teacher shows.
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Differences between excellent teacher and outstanding teacher.
Question 6 of 30
Would you say that you are a tough teacher?
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Tough as in my expectation, yes.
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I wouldnt say that I would be a tough teacher. I would be a firm teacher and a fun teacher at the same time. As long as the students are doing what they ask are demonstrating good behavior, then the learning experience can be fun.
Question 7 of 30
How would you describe your teaching style?
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Classroom is where learning takes place and students stay engaged.
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I dont currently have a teaching style. When I do have the opportunity to teach, I plan to try different styles until I find what works best.
Question 8 of 30
What was the most difficult child you have ever dealt with?
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Since I am have never been a teacher. I would have to say my own child.
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A child with behavior issues that did not take his medication.
Question 9 of 30
What does a model classroom look like to you?
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The classroom is organized. Everything has its own place. Lessons are inviting and exciting. There are set routines and procedures. Lesson plan are clear and measurable. Lessons are interactive.
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A classroom that is decorated simply and comfortable for student learning. Desks set up so there is walking space either in group, or pairs. Class procedures, expectations during class place on the walls, a word wal of the voc being studied, EQ on the board, calender posted of when assignments are due. Classroom layed out so kids can navigate through to get material they need in class, teacher desk to side or in back of classroom, place for students to put positive comments or questions they may have that they were not comfrotable asking in class.
Question 10 of 30
How do you manage students with different reading abilities?
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Each student has different learning levels. I would do assessments and have a student read on there level and slowly increase the reading difficulty.
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If the students are in the same class the reading would be differentiated as well as if the classes were separate. The readings would be more to their reading level and taught more scaffolded with whole group readings stopping for dicussion and understanding.

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Question 11 of 30
How would you react if a parent complained about your class?
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I would keep an open mind, be patient, and hear what the parents had to say by setting up a meeting. I would work with parent to come up with a plan on how to address the situation.
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Have a conversation with them directly to clear up any concerns they may have and try and rectify it in a fair manner.
Question 12 of 30
How do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?
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By keeping a website up to date and send home newsletters monthly to keep parents posted on what students are learning. I also have an open door policy if parents ever need to contact me via email, phone, or parent-teacher conference.
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Agendas, emails, phone calls, progress reports, introduction letter at beginning of school followed by an emial. PB is important to phone home for and stay in contact as much as possible so parents aare where they child stand with grades withrought the year.
Question 13 of 30
When do you typically find a need to connect with fellow teachers?
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I think its always very important to connect with fellow teachers. It helps to be able to bounce ideas off of each other and learn new teaching strategies.
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During the day, at planning, lunch or even after school. It is important to stay connected and develop relationships with who you work with.
Question 14 of 30
Describe the most effective teaching techniques you employ.
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Relating to real life experiences, teaching material to there level so they can learn how it all fits together. Being available to the students when they need help.
Question 15 of 30
How do you develop self-esteem within students?
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Learn your student weaknesses and strengths. Give them opportunities to show there strengths. Use positive reinforcement and rewards systems.
Question 16 of 30
How do you allow students to express their creativity in your classroom?
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Writing quick rites, options for projects that are geared toward the the different types of learning styles.
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Teach your students that mistakes are considered opportunities. Have them work on problem solving activities where they have to think.
Question 17 of 30
Describe an example of when you used positive reinforcement.
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When a student was acting out not feeling confident or engaged in the learning process.
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With my chldren I use positive reinforcement all the time. Rather than knocking them down when they make a mistake. I take away something that they enjoy or I give them something to work towards. If they have a good week and do there chores they are rewarded.
Question 18 of 30
Why are you a good fit for this job and our school district?
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As a resident of Marion County and my familiarity with the local public school and staff, I feel comfortable with this district.
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Like Your School, I believe that parent involvement is a crucial part of learning, I believe that students should have a safe and respectful classroom, or I think that community involvement will make an impact on my students.
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My confidence, hardworking and enthusiasm makes me fit for this job.
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Team player, familar with the school and its expectations of the students.
Question 19 of 30
Do you want students to like you? Why or why not?
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I want students to learn and respect my position as their teacher. It is improtant to develp realtionships to connect with them and have a mutual respect for each other.
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Of course I want my students to like me. I also know that some times that it not possible. Some students are more challenging then others.
Question 20 of 30
Are you actively involved in any type of community service?
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I currently volunteer in the student ministry at my church by teaching children.
Question 21 of 30
What type of student were you in high school?
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I was a dedicated student, and had decent grades. I will through some problems my senior year and ended up getting my GED.
Question 22 of 30
Are you a flexible person?
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Yes, learn to go with the flow, things can change hourly at times.
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Yes. I am flexible. I will to try new things and especially when it comes to different teaching techniques.
Question 23 of 30
Have you ever been a substitute teacher? Describe that experience.
Question 24 of 30
What part of teaching do you look the most forward to?
User-Submitted Answers
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Teaching and developing passion with in them.
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The rewarding experience. Teaching students something that is going to help them through school.
Question 25 of 30
What is the most satisfying thing about teaching for you?
User-Submitted Answers
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Knowing that at then end of the day you have reached a group of students and taught them something that is going to help them in there education. It is rewarding.
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Watching a student learn and undersatnd material so they can apply info an b successful.
Question 26 of 30
Name three of your weaknesses.
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Time management. I have a lot of things that I would like to do; but don't have enough time in a day. I make it a point to try to have everyone like me; but I know realistically that cant happen otherwise youre taken advantage of.
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Time management. I have a lot of things that I would like to do; but don't have enough time in a day. I make it a point to try to have everyone like me; but I know realistically that cant happen otherwise youre taken advantage of.
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Assume to much or expect to much, watch myself talking to fast during a lesson, kids being not perpared.
Question 27 of 30
Name three words that describe you.
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Confident, Optimistic, Patient.
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Energetic, confident in my content area, motivated.
Question 28 of 30
What was the most useful college course you have taken?
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Developmental Psychology.
Question 29 of 30
Why did you choose to become a middle school teacher?
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I have passion for teaching children. At the end of the day its rewarding.
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I enjoy working these students because because of the impact you have on where their interest will lie in the following years ahead of them. Impact you have on them.
Question 30 of 30
What makes you qualified for this teaching position?
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With my IT degree, business degree and my combined experience, I feel I am qualified. I also have experience of training at former employer training employees on Microsoft Office.
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I have taught 5 years at the middle school level. 6 and 7th grade science. As well as 2 units in 8th grade science. I have had the opportunity to learn strategies, tools, and different ways to create assignments in the 8th grade curriculum from a top teacher in her subject. I have 2 years in special education working along side educators that I have been able to learn from as well. I have been able to differentiate instruction for both LA and math as well as for ELL learners. I have taught half a year of 9th biology in the district as well. I am aware of what the students should be learning from all the grade levels and what they need to be successful in high school. I am avid certified. Have had large amounts of training with close reading, effective use of cornell notes, stratagies to engage students and keep the lesson more student-directed rather than teacher-driven. I have worked with students that did not speak english and how to modifiy lessons to meet there needs while still helping them learn english. I am up to date with the use of schology in the classroom for assignments and quizzes as well as other apps to help make learning more appealing to the students.

About Middle School Teacher

September 25th, 2017

Middle school teachers are employed by private and public schools to educate sixth to eighth-grade students. They focus on helping students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school while also preparing them for a more challenging curriculum of high school. As part of their responsibility, middle school teachers create and implement classroom lesson plans, assign and correct homework, set and evaluate tests and monitor their students'
progress. They also liaise between the school and middle-school students' parents.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum educational qualification required for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a middle school teacher. Middle school teachers must major in the subject they will be teaching. In addition, many schools also require all applicants to be licensed after completing a teacher's preparation program. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are crucial attributes for this role. Middle school teachers must also be patient, resourceful and non-biased.
Expect to go through a rigorous interview. Schools are very particular about who they select to teach their students. They will want to know why you chose to be a teacher and why middle-school in particular. They will also ask if you have any work experience and if that experience helped you understand your strengths and weaknesses and if you have done anything to overcome those weak areas so you can become a better teacher to middle school students. Going to the interview well prepared will help you answer more confidently and get the job. Got to Mock Questions to see questions that interviewers typically ask when interviewing applicants for a middle school teacher position.

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