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Teacher Interview Questions

1. Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrated to students? Tell us about some recent discovery, something that you have found.
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In education, a teacher is a person who provides schooling for others. A teacher who facilitates education for an individual student may also be described as a personal tutor. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out by way of occupation or profession at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher at state-funded schools must first obtain professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college.

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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrated to students? Tell us about some recent discovery, something that you have found.

Top Answer

Todays our world is changeing very fastly. so be prepare.

Second Best

I found a new picture and can show it to my student. besides that, i can make it as a lesson to them.

3.

What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?

4.

Because I prefer the more innovative and new approaches to teaching I am constantly searching for new ways to teach. I recently found a concept of math board games in the classroom. The teacher comes up with the questions and the students compete by table to reach the end of the game.

5.

Yes, i just find a way to do a mitten to tell the children the five little monkeys book.

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2. How would your students describe your teaching?

Best Answer

Occasionally getting off the subject.

2.

I like to provide a lot of great opportunities to give students to work together. Students get many great opportunities to work together. Students can come up the board and own their work by writing their initial next to their response.

3.

In one word: Fun. I take a lesson, and make it fun by being animated, and by allowing for creativity.

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3. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?

Top Answer

No. i want work, I want to use my skills and improve my knowledge. i want to be around children.

Second Best

If I had enough money to retire right now, I would travel but I would still volunteer my time to many schools. I would volunteer to read to students and help teachers in the classroom anyway that I could.

3.

I have waited a long time to become a teacher. If I had enough money to retire, I would seek an avenue by which I could continue to use my craft to benefit others as long as I am phyically able. I love what I do.

4.

No, i love what i do.

5.

Absolutely.

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4. How do you feel about inclusive classrooms?

Best Answer

I approve of them. It is important for students to feel include in their peers lives.

2.

Not an ideal atmosphere but a pragmatic solution.

3.

I think that inclusive classrooms is a great idea because I strongly believe that all students should be part of the classroom. Students should have time to interact with all students and be placed into heterogenous groups rather than being pulled out with their special education teacher. Students who do not speak English should also stay because they are in the classroom with other students who speak English, and they can learn a lot from their peers.

4.

Great for many students with special needs. However some students have aggressive behaviors that would interfere with other students learning. In that case a special day class may be best.

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5. How do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?

Best Answer

I communicate with parents through newsletters that I send home as well as newsletters that I can scan and display on my webpage. I also communicate with parents through e-mail or phone calls. I also communicate with parents during parent-teacher conferences.

2.

Using a communication book, and/or telephone call.

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6. What are techniques you use to teach besides direct instruction?

Best Answer

I monitor self exploration.

2.

I like to use the think-pair-share technique because it allows students to talk to one another and to learn from one another. I also like to use a lot of team activities, so that students know what it is like to work with their others and so that students can learn from other students.

3.

Hands on such as TEACCH (check it out on Google). Also using the UNIQUE curriculum designed for students with special needs.

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7. Please tell me about your most challenging experience while working with children or in the classroom?

Top Answer

My most challenging experience was to teach kids with different abilities in the same classroom.

Second Best

The most challenging experience thus far for me is to teach math to Kids with different abilities.

3.

The most challenging experience while working with children in the classroom is the pull outs. Managing to keep track of how the students work must be adjusted because of the time spend outside the room.

4.

My most challenging experience was subbing gym class in a skirt high heels and no whistle. It was a last minute change and I was not prepared.

5.

Never really had a bad experience, I think of it as building character.

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8. Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Top Answer

Because i love to learn, be around children and learn from others.

Second Best

l want to use my skills to do good to the society, l love to be around small children, I can learn new things.

3.

I love children and their future is important, we have a chance to make it a good one by nurturing them and showing them their own potential.

4.

I love interacting with children and it gives me joy everytime i share something new.

5.

Im passionate about working with children.

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9. What challenges are you looking for in a position?

Top Answer

I want to learn something new everyday during my teaching career.

Second Best

The challenges that I am looking for in a position are adjusting lessons to meet all the students' needs in the classroom. Students learn on different levels and it is a teachers job to help the challenges that the students come to school with.

3.

I believe there is always more the learn. That being said I look for areas that are developing and challenge predetermined concepts and norms.

4.

This is my first year of teaching, so I feel that everything I encounter is a challenge. But i'm really looking forward to new experiences with the new students.

5.

I consider myself a lifelong learner - I have been actively and intentionally seeking additional knowledge my entire adult life. The challenges I am looking for involve helping the current department with their current projects, expand the curriculum and help the college reach into the business community and its leadership with the internship program to demonstrate the value of XXXX College.

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10. How do you feel when a student fails?

Top Answer

I feel bad because something wrong in my teaching nd i m trying to improve them.

Second Best

I reflect to see if I could have done anything differently to help them succeed. It really depends on the reason the student failed.

3.

Like I failed to some degree.

4.

I feel disappointed, but I also feel that there are many ways to solve the problem. I believe that every student who takes ownership of their own success will succeed. I believe it is my job to help students see how they can improve and inspire them to take ownership of their own learning.

5.

I feel that student needs more attention and support by both teacher and parents through positive reinforcement and working out in his or her weaknesses.

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11. What is your philosophy towards work?

Top Answer

The more you put into your work the bigger the reward for you and the institution.

Second Best

You only get out what you put in.

3.

You only get what you put in.

4.

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5.

What ever you are doing, do so whole heartedly.

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12. How do you handle stressful situations?

Top Answer

I try to handle stressful situations as calmly as possible. If necessary, I will come to someone for help that knows more about the issue I am having.

Second Best

I first try to remain as calm as possible, and then think through the resolutions that i need to take.

3.

I like to assess the situation at hand without bias. Usually, I tend to get more opinions as well before I handle anything myself. Once everything is in perfect order, I handle them gracefully and without stressing myself out in the process.

4.

I take a deep breath and stay calm.

5.

I try to handle stressful situations as calmly as possible. If necessary, I will come to someone for help that knows more about the issue I am having.

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13. How well has your college/university prepared you for the field of teaching?

Top Answer

My education provided a base on which to build both my skills as a teacher and my content knowledge.

Second Best

They have prepared me to be an effective teacher. I have learned a lot of user friendly strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting.

3.

I think they put their best effort to clear my concepts which is a basic tool for being a good teacher.

4.

I had very wonderful opportunity to attend several universities and I have very wonderful teachers. Another wonderful thing is I always look for advising and ask for help when I need it.

5.

They have prepared me to be an effective teacher. I have learned a lot of user friendly strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting.

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14. It seems like there is never enough time to cover the curriculum or to get children to master content and skills. Would you comment on that?

Top Answer

That can be a struggle for any teacher. A well balanced curriculum will allow for review time, so that there is plenty of review alongside the new material.

Second Best

I believe that is a subjective statement. It seems to me that, at least at times, the issue isn't so much quantity of material but quality of time used. Organizational abilities can be very instrumental in covering curriculum effectively.

3.

Organization skills are extremely important! It's a teacher's job to be able to organize her lessons and such so that she keeps up and knows what's important to skip or teach and how fast she should go.

4.

Organization skills are extremely important! It's a teacher's job to be able to organize her lessons and such so that she keeps up and knows what's important to skip or teach and how fast she should go.

5.

Deer in headlights.

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15. What would you tell a parent if he or she was concerned about their kidís grades?

Best Answer

I would show students work and tell them what was good and what could be improved on. Ask for there help and work out a plan we could monitor together and assure them I will not give up on there child.

2.

Encourage them with positive information regarding their child. Gently suggest some private tutoring or letting me see their notes. Assure the parents that I will help the students as much as possible.

3.

I would tell the parent that we have to continue to do our best to work closely with the child.

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16. Have you ever taken care of someone? Did you enjoy it?

Top Answer

I take care of my kids all of the time, and I enjoy it.

Second Best

In what way?

3.

I have taken care of my brothers and one of my cousins. I thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility.

4.

My whole life i have always taken care of some one, first my parents everytime they get sick, my nieces and nephews after their were born and now my dauther..i love and makes me happy to help someone.

5.

Yes I have and it was a wonderful experience, Helping someone grow and learn has always been a passion of mine.

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17. What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?

Top Answer

Teach children to love science or at least to like science.. through fun activities where they were always involved.. which it make them feel intersted and learning something.

Second Best

Sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!

3.

Sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!

4.

I have not completed student teaching.

5.

I have been a teacher for many years. There are so many rewarding experiences, sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!

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18. What are you most proud of?

Top Answer

My personal accomplishments were in school, because school is what lead me to bigger accomplishments in life.

Second Best

I am most proud of the moments when I know for a fact that I have helped a student learn.

3.

I am most proud of my family and my educational goals being met.

4.

Iam proud of the way I teach in the class and make the lesson interesting for my students. whe the children simply loves me.

5.

My family.

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19. If I were your principal and we were setting goals for next year, what would they be?

Top Answer

If I sat down with the principal and set goals I would want to set goals that benefit my students. These goals could be anywhere from goals to better my instruction to goals of making the students perform better. For example, I could set goals that state by certain times I wanted my students to master certain information. I would want to be able to set goals for my instruction to be able to help the students master the information.

Second Best

If you were my principal and we were setting goals for next year, they would be geared towards student learning. For example, we may set goals for developing interdisciplinary units, creating an in-school enrichment/intervention program, developing service projects, or student mentoring programs.

3.

Good planning and delivery of lessons ensuring all children made amazing progress.

4.

1.) Making sure the students are achieving to there upmost ability and that the parents are satisfied with our teachers.

5.

Some people say you should demand respect . Do you agree or disagree?

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20. What is the toughest problem you've had to face? And how did you overcome it?

Top Answer

The toughest problem was the day one of my students told me that when he would be an he would be like a killer... I overcome talking to him trying to make him understand how value is life and how can he would be an asset to the comunity, and also I send him to the psycologist of the school.

Second Best

Time management, now i prepare my session plans keeping my students abilities in mind.

3.

The toughest problem I have had in my life is struggling with unemployment. I developed a plan to work towards another degree, I researched what was expected of me and what I needed to do. I made a plan, both financially and personally to go back to school for a second degree. Once I have a problem, I set a goal and develop a plan.

4.

One time my boss ask me to finish three projects before weeked so i have to work on that weekend so what i did on friday i tried to finish most of the work

5.

Baby crying non stop and i care its until everything settle down.

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21. What is your greatest strength?

Top Answer

I have a passion for teaching in the classroom, that comes out in my presenting the lessons.

Second Best

I am dedicated and I never stop looking for ways to help my students achieve their best.

3.

Fast learner, always follow the protocals, really detail organized, able to work under pressure.

4.

I am perseverant.

5.

My greatest strength is my passion and energy for teaching music to students. My passion enables me to come across to students in a positive way. My passion and energy motivates me to be organized and always searching for new ways to teach as well as standing by the methods that have worked for several years.

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22. If students were having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Top Answer

I teach that student using different skill that he learnt easily.

Second Best

I would offer an help class for thirty free minutes twice a week.

3.

I would identify the lack of understanding and determine whether or not we simiply need to review or take a fresh approach to the concept to be learned. Sometimes you just have to go back to basics.

4.

I will try my best to make them understand and show them the right way to solve it.

5.

I would identify their understanding or lack of understanding then try and take a different approach to the lesson. I would determine how many children have the issue then decide to either do another whole class lesson or just reteach it to the few.

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23. What techniques would you use to be sure that students understand?

Top Answer

Real life experience and through practical work.

Second Best

Review, quizzes and ask question.

3.

I would have them refer the information back to me in their own words and way.

4.

In my classes I ask lots of questions. After every set of directions I always ask if students are understood. I never belittle students for asking questions. I also walk around the room looking at student's work as they complete projects. I can tell immediately if they have understood instructions by looking at their work.

5.

I will ask the questions from the lecture which i have just delivered.

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24. Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

Top Answer

I want to be a curriculum co-ordinator in a elementary school.

Second Best

I want to finish masters degree in maths and education.

3.

Working on national certification, finished with my m.ed..

4.

I see myself living in the area andworking on my fifth year at (insert school name here). I also see myself completing my (insert next degree beyond what you have here) Master of Science degree in Elementary Education. I plan on volunteering for (insert charity here) the Ronald McDonald House by (insert way to volunteer here) collecting pop tabs .

5.

Working for and working towards my master degree.

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25. What would your references say about you, if they were here right now?

Best Answer

They would say that I am a hard worker.

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Education Requirements

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as chemistry or history. While majoring in a subject area, future teachers typically enroll in their higher education’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

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Most high school teachers work in either public or private schools. Some teach in public magnet and charter schools. Others teach in private religious or secular schools.

Teacher Career Pros
Pro #1:
There are at least two pros to being an educator. At the top of the list is the fact that you are doing something that will have a positive impact on your students and thus society. In short, you can make a difference. The second is that you become a life-long learner, not only modeling it for your students but for your benefit and growth as well.
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Pro #2:
Seeing the students "get it"
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Pro #3:
The pros to a profession as a teacher is that you get to be around children of all ages. You are able to learn from them just as much as they are able to learn from you. Learning is a continual process which is done by both the teacher and the students. Another pro is the relationships that you build as a teacher with your students, their families, and the school community.
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Pro #4:
The value of instilling knowledge in your people. Giving in receiving and the double-reward of teaching theatre would be passing on this old tradition to fresh recipients.
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Pro #5:
The pros for me are endless. I love children, I love watching them grow from the beginning of the year to the end. They're like butterflies.... starting out like little caterpillars ending up like beautiful butterflies ready to fly free. The face of a child when "it" clicks and you've had something to do with that is one of the most rewarding feelings!!
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