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Top 20 teacher interview questions and
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Describe one of the most successful lessons
you have taught in a class. Explain why it
worked so well?
Answer: Provide a specific excellent
lesson that you taught. Concentrate
on the key points of the lesson and
how you used the information to
make the lesson successful. A basic
skill that all professional teachers
must have is to plan for lessons in
advance. Affirm that you always
analyze the strengths as well as the
weaknesses of your lessons and
show how hard you worked to
improve your skills.
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What strategies will you use to encourage
group work amongst your student?
Answer: To answer this teacher
interview question, you should
prove that you understand what the
advantages (praising incorporation
among students, making the
combination between ideas and
information convenient) and
disadvantages (social loafing, rule
by certain personality types) of
team work are and when a learning
situation is suitable for team work
and when it will be not.
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What will you do if a lesson doesn’t work
Answer: Sometimes things go out of the
plan. Provide a specific instance in which
a lesson did not run. Concentrate on
analyzing what went wrong and what the
weaknesses of the lessons were. Show
the way you did to enhance the quality of
the lessons such as making the content
less complicated, utilizing useful
resources, learning the experiences from
other teachers and reconsidering your
classroom management. You need to
know that failures have occurred and you
have ability and lucidity to resolve them.
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What qualities do you look for in a
Answer: This kind of question is
made in order to ask your opinion
about a successful principal and
which qualities that a teacher and a
principal must have. Having a
vision and a clear goal, planning
and motivating, communicating
and visibility, consistency and
accountability, caring, nurturing
and developing staff and students
are the qualities which must be
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What are your personal and professional
Teachers who are also learners
themselves are being looked for by
many schools. Show your goals that
deal with self- improvement in the
teaching skills and the profit which the
students, the school and the community
can get. Think twice before entering an
interview so you can present your goals
easily and fluently when being asked.
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How do you evaluate the success of your
There is no know-it-all teacher and
everyone has to try to be better. According
to the assessment, you can recognize
which teaching skills are good and which
need to be improved. Describe an example
in which your lessons are reflected clearly
and positives and negatives are stressed.
Show the specific approaches of self-
evaluation that you used. It is helpful for
you to make successes and enhance if
necessary. Some other useful approaches
are the feedback about sessions from
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Tell me about a teacher who has inspired
you and what did you learn from him or
This kind of teacher interview
question is created to discover your
values and motivation. You need to
prepare some examples in which
show their behavior and teaching
styles that inspired you. How have
you tried to transmit the lesson you
learned from him or her to your
students? Emphasize qualities that
would be valuable in the teaching
position you are applying for in your
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What are your areas of strength in the
You need to have an honest
self-evaluation of your
strengths. Present a clear
understanding curriculum and
explain why you consider those
special districts as your
strengths. Identify strengths that
you want to enhance and the
steps you will or are following
to catch your goals.
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How do you keep your subject up to date?
Teachers have to maintain a
constantly developing curriculum. In
order to give the high quality
instruction, you should express your
willingness and competence to keep
your subject district in line. A strong
positive access between a teacher‟s
preparation in their subject issue and
their implementation and influence in
the classroom is presented in
research. Show specific examples of
resources which you have to update
and improve your subject knowledge
such as agreeing with related
publications, joining seminars and
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Tell me about the materials you use in the
classroom to support your teaching?
Show applications of variety of
teaching materials and
assistances which are helpful
for teachers. Describe the way
you use to specify which
resources are useful and
complement their uses in
facilitating learning. It is
necessary to give the specific
examples of lessons that you
have directed into your answer.
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How do you plan when starting a new
study unit or topic with your class?
You should prove your skills
relate to plans and mention all
performance, controlling and
assessment which you prepared
in your teacher interview
answer. Remember to give
specific examples to the
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Tell me how you develop your daily lesson
plan and what do you include?
Add some lesson plans into
Your Teacher Profile and
consider them as your basic
lectures. Describe that you
specify the goal of the lesson,
the needed conditions for the
completed goal, what the
necessary materials and
recourses, the lesson procedure,
assessment and appraisement
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Describe your teaching style?
Your own clearly understanding way
in teaching should be shown up,
however you should learn some more
other teaching styles which are
suitable in different learning
Emphasize your ability in adjusting
your style to satisfy the needs of
students. For instance, with students
who are able to learn independently,
you can stress on student-centered
style. Show the examples that your
students and colleagues commended
you as a good teacher.
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Would you be interested in participating in
after- school activities?
In the interview, you should express your
enthusiastic, active and attractive plans that
you will make at school. If you get the job,
you can agree or refuse any after- school
activities depending on your schedule and
Pay attention that you are requested to train,
direct a club, or help in doing homework, at
least until you are tenured. You should take
time to learn about school policy because
some schools ask for participation as extra-
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How have you used, or how will you use
technology in the classroom?
There are a lot of types of suitable
technologies, and schools are ready to bring
them into their classrooms anytime possible. It
is necessary to make sure with your
interviewer that you are fervent and expert in
using available technologies. Additionally,
emphasize that you are always studying new
technologies in order to bring them into your
classroom, if they are available.
Tell the interviewer some examples in which
the technologies that you used in the past are
I was fortunate when I had one of the first
„Smart Boards‟ in my classroom. Instantly, the
children were attracted, and eager to discover
the offered possibilities. We had a brilliant
lesson and it was really amazing teaching tool.
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What have you learned from mistakes on
the teacher job?
Here you have to come up with something or you strain
credibility. Make it small, well intentioned mistake with a
positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far
ahead of colleagues on a project and thus throwing coordination
Everyone makes mistakes, of course, but some companies are
more willing to learn from them than punish those involved.
You‟ve learned that when you do make mistakes, someone is
usually disappointed in the choice you made, but you have to
figure it out for yourself, they might help you decide what „s
right and what „ss wrong, but you‟ll be the decider on which
you choose. You‟ve learned that people do care about you, and
to not do it again if you don‟t want to.
Every one makes mistakes but only few people can realize there
mistakes and they don‟t want to repeat those mistakes again…..
I am the one in those few people, I don‟t want to repeat the
mistakes which had done by me in my job/work.
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What have you done to improve your
teacher knowledge in the last year?
• Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A
wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-
improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.
• Employers look for applicants who are goal-oriented. Show a
desire for continuous learning by listing hobbies non-work
related. Regardless of what hobbies you choose to showcase,
remember that the goal is to prove self-sufficiency, time
management, and motivation.
• Every should learn from his mistake. I always try to consult
my mistakes with my kith and kin especially with elderly and
• I enrolled myself into a course useful for the next version of
our current project. I attended seminars on personal
development and managerial skills improvement.
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What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that
you will probably lose if you answer first.
So, do not answer it. Instead, say
something like, That‟s a tough question.
Can you tell me the range for this position?
In most cases, the interviewer, taken off
guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can
depend on the details of the job. Then give
a wide range.
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What can you do for us that other
What makes you unique? This will
take an assessment of your
experiences, skills and traits.
Summarize concisely: "I have a
unique combination of strong
technical skills, and the ability to
build strong customer
relationships. This allows me to
use my knowledge and break
down information to be more user-
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Do you have any questions to ask us?
Never ask Salary, perks, leave, place of
posting, etc. regarded questions.
Try to ask more about the company to
show how early you can make a
contribution to your organization like
“Sir, with your kind permission I would
like to know more about induction and
Sir, I would like to have my feedback,
so that I can analyze and improve my
strengths and rectify my shortcomings.
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Useful interview materials:
Ebook Guide To Getting A Teaching Job:
- 170 teacher interview questions: http://teachercareer123.com/170-teacher-interview-
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