Middle School Teacher Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 30

Describe a time you navigated disruptive behavior in the classroom.

Middle School Teacher Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Describe a time you navigated disruptive behavior in the classroom.

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    Are you actively involved in any type of community service?

  4. 4.

    Do you want students to like you? Why or why not?

  5. 5.

    What does a model classroom look like to you?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    How do you develop self-esteem within students?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What is the last book you read? When did you read it?

  10. 10.

    How do you make learning fun?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    How do you feel about supporting various roles at school?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    Would you say that you are a tough teacher?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

    How do you manage students with different reading abilities?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    How would you describe your teaching style?

  21. 21.

    What book best describes you and why?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    What type of student were you in middle school?

  24. 24.

    Are you a flexible person?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

    Name three of your weaknesses.

  27. 27.

    Name three words that describe you.

  28. 28.

    What was the most useful college course you have taken?

  29. 29.

    Why did you choose to become a middle school teacher?

  30. 30.

    What makes you qualified for this teaching position?