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Describe your teaching style.

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Social Studies Teacher interview

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Your teaching style incorporates your understanding of the different ways students learn, how you manage the classroom and how you view your students.

Are they empty vessels waiting to absorb the knowledge you impart? Or do the students play a more active role, engaging in the learning process through activities?

Describe your interaction with the students and how you engage with them. What type of teacher are you? Your style is unique to you. Giving an example of a lesson plan or activity, you do with your students to reveal more of who you are as a teacher.

Here are some words you could use to describe your teaching style:


Describe your teaching style.
Entry Level

"Although I recently graduated with my teaching degree, I have put a lot of thought into the ways that I want my teaching style to be formed. I want to be the type of teacher that has a fun classroom environment where mistakes and questions are encouraged just as often as researched statements. We all learn best when we have wiggle room for error. I want to provide my students with securing and confidence inside, and outside, the classroom."


"My teaching style can best be described as interactive, supportive, and transparent. I encourage my students to have a voice in the classroom, ask questions when they come up, and participate actively in all conversations regardless of their level of confidence."

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Describe your teaching style.
My teaching style is to make education as enjoyable as possible. A hands on approach keeps students engaged and actively participating in most lessons.
Firm yet understanding, like to use different techniques in presenting knowledge.
I would say my teaching style is discussion based. I think it is very important to get students involved in the conversation. They need to come up with their own conclusions on topics and not just be told what to think. As a Social Studies Teacher, I want my students to really think critically and interpret things on their own with only guidance from me.
Engaging and linking concepts to the current in the lives of my students.
Problem solving. Concept clearance.
I believe students learn better by experiments so my style of teaching is learning by doing where concepts are being clear in students mind.
I have a hybrid that includes early on direct instruction from a personal model perspective. In the beginning of the year I lead by example. I demonstrate to the students the procedures required to be successful in class. As the year, passes I begin to add more inquiry based learnijng stragaties where the student can explore and activilty participate in the learning process. I also like to add cooperative learning strategies where students with work together in the learning process on special projects. One example of the last two learning styles would be to research, create, and write a historical monograph and have it printed.
I show my students exactly whats expected and explain to them how to solve problems.I then assist individually.
Modeling and scaffolding.
Facilitator type in which students are working in groups.
For a subject like social studies, I would incorporate a lecture teaching style since most topics would key terminology, dates, events, names, etc.
Demonstrator and Facilitator.
My teaching style is that anyone can learn everything. That you are never too old, dumb, athletic, popular, or outdoorsy to learn something new. I also work on trying to make everything relatable to their lives. Because if you can't relate the subject to their everyday lives what is the point of them retaining the information.
First I give the exercise for the relative topic then explain the the content. The student also interact the classroom activity.
I truly believe in the cooperative learning model.
Join our past with our present.
I am energetic and welcoming. My classroom has a comfortable feel where we are open to each others ideas and thoughts. Students say I am fun and approcahable.
No two teachers will teach in the same way, just as no two students learn something in the same way. A teacher’s teaching style is based on their educational philosophy, their classroom’s demographic, what subject area (or areas) they teach, and the school’s mission statement. If you are a new teacher, you might be wondering just what your teaching style is and how it could be affecting your students. It’s important to know that there are two key approaches that the other teaching theories fall into – teacher-centered and student-centered. Check the list below, and find out which teaching style best suits you.
Story and event way with examples.
My way of teaching is using powerpoint presentation an activity based learning and also I want my students my understand the concept from their heart so that they will never forget it.

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