Teacher Job Interview Questions

Strong Communicators.

Vice Principal the principles look for teachers who are strong communicators. 99% of your success as a teacher will depend on your ability to communicate. This is because teachers must communicate with diverse population of children, families and staff. So because of this, you should be prepared to respond to job interview questions that assess your ability to communicate. Have examples prepared in advance of your job interview related to times when you had to speak to an angry parent or an upset student.

Planning Teachers.

Planning is such an important part of being a teacher. Teachers must plan ahead to make sure that daily classroom routines anticipate children’s needs, emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively. Job interviews today stress, the ability to plan lessons, activities, and so forth. You will be asked questions in your job interview about when you had to plan something complex, interesting and engaging and educational all at once. Think back to some of your teaching experience and even some of your experience volunteering or in school, where you were in charge of planning a project or an event. Doing this before your job interview will be vital.

The Ability To Connect.

Are you a people person? Can you connect with others easily? Well, you better be able to show a prospective school employer that you can engage others and inspire students. Teachers must recruit and reach out to area families and foster a sense of community within the school and encourage parental involvement and interactions. Because of this, you must be able to show an employer that you can engage others easily. Be sure to have examples ready of when you inspired a lackluster classroom to learn. Be prepared to describe the techniques and methods you use to engage people. But the best way to show a school employer that you can connect well with others is to show passion in your job interview when you speak about teaching. By connecting with the school hiring manager, using eye contact and smiling you will demonstrate your ability to connect.

People at work have both positive and negative emotions. Tell me about a time when you were aware of someone's feelings and acted accordingly. How did you do it?

We don't always agree with evaluations of us by managers, instructors or professors. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a particular professor's evaluation. How did you handle the situation?

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Bonus Questions


  • Have you ever been in a situation in which you wanted to delegate but couldn't? Tell me about it.
  • Why have you had so many jobs?
  • If you could start your career over, what would you do differently?

Daily Interview Tip

Thorough research and preparation help you counteract even the most unprepared or untrained interviewer. Focus on the challenges of the role, and give examples showing that you have the skills and experience to succeed. Be specific and include examples to support your statements and try to show that you meet the employer's expectations. When it comes to communicating with an employer, if you agreed to call the employer back, be sure to do it on the agreed-upon day.