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How would your students describe you as a teacher?

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

How to Answer

Think of three to five qualities you have or some words that your students have used to describe you in the past. What would your students say about you? What kind of teacher do you want to be? Highlight some of the top qualities that make you a great teacher that the students will appreciate.

How would your students describe you as a teacher?

"My students say I'm tough but fun. I try to create a positive learning environment, so I can be strict about enforcing rules. I care about my students, and I want the best for them. I stay positive and give them projects that allow them to use their creativity."

Entry Level

"I developed some strong connections with my students during my 12-week practicum. I believe they would say that I am a good listener, fair at giving feedback, and dedicated to their success."


"My students and faculty would describe me as a dedicated teacher with current lesson plans and the ability to crack open the struggles of even the toughest students. I want everyone to succeed in my classroom and will go over and above my job description to make that happen."

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How would your students describe you as a teacher?
I take disappointment as a learning opportunity. Disappointments are natural in life if you are taking risks and moving forward. For me, it is a chance to reevaluate what I was doing, what was successful, and how I could have done things differently. I know that everything we do as teachers is process oriented and setbacks can only make us stronger. This is also how I would address disappointments with my students.
Caring, compassionate, funny, mean...
I would say my students describe me as a teacher that is passionate, compassionate, and rigorous. Many of them have told me that I make lessons relatable and engaging, all the while making the assessments connected to them difficult to ensure that they understand the importance of the topic all the more. Many of my students, especially during my time at LTHS, have thanked me for my lessons, saying that most teachers never attempted to make history something that was worthy of knowing,.. For I always go above and beyond to find something about a certain history that would be important or interesting to most of my students.
Serious, knowledgeable, fair, and old fashion funny.
Serious, knowledgeable, fair, and old fashioned funny.
Fair and consistent. They knew what to expect from me everyday. They knew I would always treat situations in a fair and consistent way and I would always hold them accountable academically as well as behaviorally.
Fun, wonderful, enthusiastic, hard working, passionate, knowledgeable, caring, loving.
Funny. Smart. Energetic. Kids generally think I am "way nicer than Mr. So-And-So". I try to discourage that but I hear it a lot.
Teaching technic, interaction among the students.
As a teacher who focuses on student success.
Fully efficient and skillfull.
I my students describe me as their friend as well as their mother.

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