Situational Questions for a Teacher

To help you prepare for your teacher interview, here are 30 situational teacher interview questions and answer examples.

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What is the biggest conflict you have had at work?

The big conflicts, during work, can stick with a person forever. But, an interviewer wants to see how you have overcome them. Talk about what you have learned and how you have grown from this not-so-fun experience.

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30 Situational Interview Questions for a Teacher

  • 1. What is the biggest conflict you have had at work?

  • 2. What situation in teaching makes you feel the least comfortable?

  • 3. What moment(s) made you want to become a teacher?

  • 4. What way does not work for discipline?

  • 5. What is your favorite grade level to teach and why?

  • 6. Which subject is not fun for you?

  • 7. As a student, what organizations and clubs were you connected with?

  • 8. Would you like to advise or coach at this school?

  • 9. What is your preparation like involving standardized assessments?

  • 10. Describe your experience involving IEPs.

  • 11. How do you increase participation in the classroom?

  • 12. What is your approach in connecting with parents?

  • 13. How do you support keeping the school a safe-learning atmosphere?

  • 14. Share a time you did not see eye-to-eye with school leadership? What was your response?

  • 15. How would you describe our school during your first visit?

  • 16. What was a time you failed and how did you handle it?

  • 17. Recall a time you explained something to a frustrated student or parent. How did the process go and what was the response like?

  • 18. Tell about a time you set a goal and you completed it.

  • 19. Share about a difficult colleague you have worked with. What was the experience like?

  • 20. Speak to a time you had a disagreement with your boss. How was the situation handled in the end?

  • 21. What do you do when you are on a time-crunch waiting for someone else to finish their part of the task?

  • 22. What are the steps you take to make a difficult decision?

  • 23. Describe a time when you had a lot of work to do. How did you handle the situation?

  • 24. Share about a difficult student you have worked with. What was the experience like?

  • 25. Tell about a problem you witnessed and how you worked through it.

  • 26. What are you most proud of in your career?

  • 27. Describe a time when you made a quality impression on someone.

  • 28. Speak about a high-pressure experience. What got you through?

  • 29. How would you handle being asked to start a task that you have no experience in?

  • 30. Share a time when you worked with someone who you didn't work well with.