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 are you most proud of in your career?

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List Of 30 Situational Interview Questions for a Teacher

  1. 1.

    What are you most proud of in your career?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    Describe your experience involving IEPs.

  6. 6.

    Would you like to advise or coach at this school?

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

    How do you increase participation in the classroom?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    What is the biggest conflict you have had at work?

  22. 22.

    How would you describe our school during your first visit?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    What is your approach in connecting with parents?

  25. 25.

    What is your preparation like involving standardized assessments?

  26. 26.

    Which subject is not fun for you?

  27. 27.

    What is your favorite grade level to teach and why?

  28. 28.

    What way does not work for discipline?

  29. 29.

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

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    What situation in teaching makes you feel the least comfortable?