1. Why do you want to teach?
  2. Describe a time when a student challenged your authority in the classroom. What did the student do, and how did you respond?
  3. How would you describe your style of teaching?
  4. What was your greatest challenge in student teaching? How did you resolve it?
  5. What techniques do you use to keep students actively involved and motivated during a lesson?
  6. Imagine that some of your students have finished their assignments early. How would you deal with the free time they have?
  7. How have you worked with students who perform below grade level?
  8. Describe what experience you have in modifying lesson plans for students with special needs?
  9. Imagine that a student is consistently late to your class. How would you handle the situation?
  10. Describe how you like to implement technology in your lessons.
  11. What would you do if a student refused to do the work you assigned?
  12. What is your preferred method of communicating with parents?
  13. For what reasons or issues would you reach out to communicate with parents?
  14. Describe the process you would use in responding to a student who was disrupting the class.
  15. Explain a difficult situation you have encountered in the classroom, what you learned from it, and what you would do differently now.
  16. What about teaching in our district appeals to you?
  17. What courses have you taken that have been especially helpful in preparing you to teach?
  18. We offer a rich program of co- and extra-curricular activities and encourage teacher participation. How would you like to be involved in co- and extra-curricular activities?
  19. What are the rules of your classroom? How do you communicate and reinforce them?
  20. If I were to observe your classes, what would I see you and your students doing on a typical day?
  21. What discipline strategies have you found to be successful?
  22. How do you engage parents in the education of their children?
  23. Describe the test and quiz formats you like to give. Why do you prefer these formats?
  24. Why should our school district hire you?

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