Teacher Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Teacher interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 1 of 27

Tell me about yourself.

This question offers you the opportunity to share your professional journey, your career progression, and why you decided to pursue a teaching career. How you answer this question will inform them if this career path as a teacher is the right path for you. So by sharing your passion for teaching, you will assure them you won't easily burn out on the job, and will find job satisfaction in this teaching opportunity. So start by sharing who you are as a teacher, why you are pursuing this opportunity, and how far you have come along in your career so far, and where you hope to take it next.

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27 Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1. Tell me about yourself.

  • Adaptability

    2. What is your greatest weakness?

  • Behavioral

    3. How can you encourage a student who lacks confidence and inspire him or her to learn?

  • Behavioral

    4. If you were asked to create a behavior modification plan for ongoing misbehavior, what would it be?

  • Behavioral

    5. Discuss one memorable parent meeting you have had in the past.

  • Career Goals

    6. Why did you decide to become a teacher?

  • Career Goals

    7. What interests you about our school?

  • Career Goals

    8. As a teacher, what makes you happiest?

  • Communication

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

  • Communication

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

  • Communication

    11. How do you accommodate for non-English speakers or low-level English speakers?

  • Compatibility

    12. What is your teaching philosophy?

  • Competency

    13. How will you instruct students with varying abilities?

  • Creative Thinking

    14. What techniques do you use to keep students actively involved during a lesson?

  • Creative Thinking

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

  • Discovery

    16. How would you improve public education, if you had the power to do so?

  • Discovery

    17. How would your students describe your relationship with them, and your teaching style?

  • Diversity

    18. How do you feel about inclusive classrooms?

  • Diversity

    19. What experience have you had with students from culturally diverse backgrounds?

  • Education

    20. A good teacher is always learning. What is something you are learning about recently?

  • Experience

    21. What is the most challenging experience you've faced as a teacher?

  • Experience

    22. What was your most rewarding experience during your student teaching internship program?

  • Leadership

    23. What techniques do you use to accommodate different learning styles?

  • Management

    24. What is your classroom management plan and what do you hope to accomplish with it?

  • Operational

    25. Describe your typical lesson.

  • Organizational

    26. What changes do you make to your lesson plans each year?

  • Technical

    27. How do you use technology to improve your lessons?