Sample Teacher Interview Questions and Answers

Have you ever been responsible for taking care of someone? Did you enjoy it?
Would you consider yourself a risk taker? If so, what are some examples?
Do you typically have a positive outlook on things? If so, give some examples.
How would you deal with an angry parent?
If one of your students told you that you were the worst teacher they have ever had, how would you respond?
Do agree or disagree that you should demand respect?
How much experience do you have working with computers?
If we sat down right now and discussed goals for the upcoming year, what would they be?
If one of your students told you that none of the other students liked them, what would you say?
Do you consider yourself an empathetic person? If so, give an example.
What are your goals in life?
As a student teacher what was the most frustrating thing you had to deal with?
How would you handle a child who causes distractions and problems, but seems very gifted?
Are you a patient person? Give some examples of how you are or aren't patient.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What would the ideal school look like to you?
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
What do you dislike about teaching?
If you've heard students constantly complaining about another teacher what do you do?
What plans do you have for continuing your professional growth as a teacher?
Would you be interesting in getting involved in after school activities? If so, which ones?
If a student kept complaining about an assignment you gave, how would you handle it?
What types of positive reinforcement do you use?
Obviously, don't name any names, but who has been your most challenging student and why?

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