The interviewer would like to know what kind of attitude, and approach, you will bring to their school if hired. Having a positive philosophy when it comes to work is crucial, especially if you spend your days with impressionable young students. Talk to the interviewer about your belief in approaching work, and life in general.
"My philosophy, when it comes to teaching, is to never give up on my students. Everyone has their talents and strengths. Too often I see teachers giving up on a student because they didn't perform to expectations. But perseverance is key, and I've seen a transformation when a teacher is willing to spend time committing to a student and guiding them through a difficult learning curve."
"I believe that healthy study habits start at a very young age, and continue to develop as the student grows. My philosophy will be to teach my students HOW to study, HOW to maintain focus, and HOW to ask the right questions. With those tools at their fingertips, they will be able to achieve so much more."
"My teaching philosophy is that if the student can engage with the content, they will be successful. We lose the attention and interest of so many students because the curriculum is dull, and they cannot relate to it through their everyday lives. I am sure to incorporate today's technology, and social events, into my lessons to keep their attention. Maybe comparing some of the ancient monarchs to Beyonce is a bit unusual, but my kids listen up, and their grades reflect this!"