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.
"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 answer example
"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."
Experienced answer example
"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."