Middle School Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Middle School Teacher interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Would you say that you are a tough teacher?

"Well, first I'd like to define what I believe 'tough' to be in the context of teaching. When I think of a 'tough' teacher, I think of one that sets clear boundaries and doesn't bend them. I think of a teacher that might be fun and lighthearted but doesn't allow that to interfere with instruction and learning. I would say that I am tough-adjacent. I believe in boundaries and setting high standards for my students to rise to, and I also believe in the need for contextual adaptation and flexibility. For example, if my students have been working really hard and just completed a lengthy standardized test, then I would encourage them to take a 'brain break' to re-charge prior to jumping back into the material."

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30 Middle School Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Would you say that you are a tough teacher?

  • 2. How would you describe your teaching style?

  • 3. What was the most difficult child you have ever dealt with?

  • 4. What does a model classroom look like to you?

  • 5. How do you manage students with different reading abilities?

  • 6. How would you react if a parent complained about your class?

  • 7. How do you engage parents in their child's learning?

  • 8. When do you typically find a need to connect with fellow teachers?

  • 9. How do you feel about supporting various roles at school?

  • 10. How do you cater to different learning styles in your classroom?

  • 11. Have you taught classrooms with bilingual students? If so, how have you supported them in their learning?

  • 12. How do you make learning fun?

  • 13. How do you develop self-esteem within students?

  • 14. What has been the most challenging thing about teaching for you so far?

  • 15. What book best describes you and why?

  • 16. Why are you a good fit for this job and our school district?

  • 17. Do you want students to like you? Why or why not?

  • 18. Are you actively involved in any type of community service?

  • 19. What is the difference between a good teacher and an outstanding teacher?

  • 20. What type of student were you in middle school?

  • 21. Are you a flexible person?

  • 22. Have you ever been a substitute teacher? Describe that experience.

  • 23. What part of teaching do you look the most forward to?

  • 24. What is the last book you read? When did you read it?

  • 25. Describe a time you navigated disruptive behavior in the classroom.

  • 26. Name three of your weaknesses.

  • 27. Name three words that describe you.

  • 28. What was the most useful college course you have taken?

  • 29. Why did you choose to become a middle school teacher?

  • 30. What makes you qualified for this teaching position?