The ULTIMATE LIST of 100 Teacher Job Interview Questions

  1. Why do you want to be a teacher?
  2. What is your classroom management style?
  3. Can you tell us of a time you had a conflict in the school setting and how you overcame it?
  4. Tell us how you would handle a constantly disruptive student.
  5. How do you differentiate your lessons?
  6. How do you use data to inform your teaching?
  7. How do you support literacy for all of your students, including English Learners?
  8. How do you keep your students engaged and motivated?
  9. How do you create a positive environment?
  10. What are some ways you use technology in your teaching?
  11. How do you involve the community in your practice?
  12. How do you get the parents and/or guardians engaged in the students’ education?
  13. How do you motivate yourself?
  14. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
  15. What do you love about teaching?
  16. Tell us about the hardest thing you have done in the classroom.
  17. What do you do for personal growth?
  18. What’s your education philosophy?
  19. How do you help special needs students in your classroom?
  20. What are your thoughts on team teaching?
  21. Would you be willing to teach (subject other than what you applied for and/or want to teach)?
  22. Do you use any manipulatives in your classroom?
  23. Do you have experience with distance learning/online teaching?
  24. Tell me about yourself.
  25. Tell us about a time you’ve failed.
  26. Tell us about a time you had conflict with a coworker.
  27. Tell me about a lesson that didn’t go well and what you did about it.
  28. If I walked into your classroom during an engaging lesson that was going well, what would I see and hear?
  29. What issues in education are you passionate about?
  30. What behavior management techniques do you use?
  31. Have you heard about PBIS? Do you use it?
  32. Describe a lesson plan that went well. What exactly went well?
  33. Do you believe in group work? How do you group students?
  34. Describe your teaching style.
  35. What is your typical lesson like?
  36. How do you organize your lessons? (and classroom and life in general)
  37. Tell us about a time you collaborated with other teachers.
  38. What would be your ideal cross-subject collaboration be like?
  39. Are you a natural leader or follower? Can you follow up with a situation in which you had to be either?
  40. How has your own identity, culture and/or biases affected your teaching?
  41. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  42. Be prepared for various ROLE PLAY scenarios (Angry parents, discipline… etc.)
  43. How do you handle parent conferences?
  44. What are your strengths?
  45. What are your weaknesses?
  46. What are your interests outside of teaching?
  47. What do you like most about teaching?
  48. Would you be interested in leading extracurricular activities? if so, what would it be?
  49. Have you ever been a substitute teacher?
  50. Why do you want to teach in our district?
  51. Tell us about your references.
  52. Who is your role model?
  53. How would your students describe you?
  54. What do you feel is wrong with public/private/charter schools? What is an issue in the current education world that you are passionate about?
  55. Are you a __ person? (organized, flexible, etc)
  56. How do you develop students’ self-esteem?
  57. How do you incorporate higher-level thinking skills in your lessons?
  58. How do you make learning fun?
  59. How do you stay on top of your game?
  60. What’s your most effective teaching technique?
  61. How do you incorporate real-world scenarios in your lessons?
  62. Is a noisy classroom okay?
  63. How much homework do you assign and why?
  64. How would you deal with angry parents and other similar situations?
  65. How would you handle a situation where you suspect a student is being abused at home?
  66. How do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?
  67. How do you communicate with admin?
  68. Tell us about a time where you had a good experience with admin? a bad one?
  69. How do you manage gifted learners in your classroom?
  70. How do you incorporate IEP needs? Tell us about your experience.
  71. What was the most challenging situation you’ve had with a student so far? How did you handle it?
  72. describe the physical appearance of your classroom
  73. How do you balance your work and your life?
  74. How do you take care of yourself?
  75. Why did you decide to teach (insert subject)?
  76. Do you have passions outside of the classroom that you could bring to the community?
  77. Do you volunteer anywhere and/or have community involvement?
  78. What are the qualities of an excellent teacher?
  79. How have you gotten parents involved in your classroom activities?
  80. What would you tell your incoming class at the start of a new school year?
  81. If a lot of students fail an assessment or assignment, what would you do?
  82. What would your students say they had learned after your class?
  83. What do you want students to remember about your class?
  84. When would you send a student to the office?
  85. What do you hope to learn from colleagues or mentors?
  86. How do you handle classroom observations?
  87. How have your teachers impacted your teaching?
  88. How was your student teaching experience? Can you tell us about some pros and cons?
  89. What’s a strength of your experience teaching (or the curriculum at your education school)?
  90. What would you most look forward to if you worked here?
  91. Are you proficient in google classroom, class dojo, etc?
  92. How do you assess or measure student progress?
  93. How do you gather data? and what kind of data?
  94. How would you handle a student who outright refused to listen or do an activity?
  95. What courses (or PD’s) have you taken that really impacted your pedagogy?
  96. What personality traits do you have that make you an effective teacher?
  97. What is unique about your pedagogy?
  98. What sets you apart from other candidates?
  99. Is there anything that we have not spoken about yet that you would like to add?
  100. What questions do you have for us?

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