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Interviewing Tips for Teachers

Opening Questions to Consider 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why did you decide to become a teacher? 3. What is the last book that you read? 4. What are your strengths? Weaknesses? 5. If you could design the perfect school what would it look like?

1. What is your philosophy of education? 2. You are writing on the board and a wad of paper hits you in the back of the head. What do you do? 3. How do you feel if a student does not meet a deadline? 4. Do you believe you should build rapport with students? Why? 5. Who was your most inspirational teacher? Why?

Educational Philosophy Questions

Communication Questions
1. How would you handle a difficult parent phone call? 2. How often should you make parent contact? 3. What are reasons that you would make parent contact?

Classroom Management
1. If I visited your classroom, what would I notice? 2. Tell me about the first day of school in your classroom. 3. How is classroom management different from discipline? 4. How do you handle a disruptive student?