Advice and Examples: As a teacher, what makes you happiest? For a Teacher Interview Question.
8. As a teacher, what makes you happiest?
What You Need to Know
The interviewer wants to know how you take pride in your work. Think about some of the most defining points of your teaching career. Was it when that one student who couldn't pull his score up finally reached his target? When your student got into her dream school, or when you finally won over the rowdiest class you'd ever seen? Talk about these moments and how you feel about those accomplishments.
Entry Level Example
"I believe what will make me happiest, as a teacher, is the fact that I have the opportunity to mold the future lives of impressionable young students. I am a natural encourager and look forward to the opportunity to show my students all the great things they are capable of."
"I'm happiest when I see my students achieving their goals and stretching themselves when it comes to their perceived learning curve. I felt so proud when my student got into his dream school after studying and retaking the SATs for two years. I was happy when my music major student told me she learned a lot more about life than just the English course I taught her. I feel like I'm making changes in the lives of our future leaders."
"What makes me happiest as a teacher is the fact that I get to teach, and learn, all in one day. No day is the same, and there are so many amazing opportunities to learn new facts, new teaching methods, and take advantage of new resources."