Social Studies Teacher Mock Interview

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How do you encourage teamwork among your students?

"I incorporate group activities to encourage students to work together and learn how to listen and communicate with each other. When my students come to me with issues about their peers, I challenge them to work things out within the group, looking for ways to compromise and divide work fairly."

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25 Social Studies Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How do you encourage teamwork among your students?

  • 2. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  • 3. How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

  • 4. What questions do you have for me?

  • 5. Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?

  • 6. What is your teaching philosophy?

  • 7. A good teacher is always learning. What are you currently learning?

  • 8. Why do you want to work at this school?

  • 9. If you could only teach one topic out of social studies, what would it be?

  • 10. Why do you believe social studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn?

  • 11. In what ways do you encourage creativity in your classroom?

  • 12. Tell me how you develop your daily lesson plan and what do you include?

  • 13. What are your career goals as a teacher?

  • 14. How do you deal with difficult parents?

  • 15. What types of personalities do you work with best?

  • 16. How would your students describe you as a teacher?

  • 17. How do you handle stressful situations?

  • 18. Describe your teaching style.

  • 19. How do you make the curriculum relevant to the lives of your students?

  • 20. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  • 21. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a teacher?

  • 22. Tell me about the most challenging experience you've had as a teacher.

  • 23. Why do you want to be an educator?

  • 24. Other than tests, how do you assess student learning?

  • 25. How have you showed leadership within your school in the past?