- Why did you choose to become an online teacher? …
- What would you do if a student dominated a discussion during class? …
- How would you ensure that assignments and quizzes were graded promptly? …
- Can you describe a time when you assisted a student who required extra support?
TEACHER INTERVIEW Questions and Answers! (PASS Teaching Interview)
What are you learning right now?
This question is about showing that you’re curious and believe in continuous learning—qualities that are important in a teacher as well as for a teacher to pass on to students. In other words, Findley says, the interviewer’s asking: “What are some personal interests? How are you developing yourself both within your professional career [and] personal development as well?”
As with any job interview, youll need to rehearse. I find that the best way to prepare is to anticipate potential virtual teacher interview questions.
Just like the interview itself is a little different these days, the questions might be a little different, too, and might focus more on online or hybrid learning. Practice coming up with responses to the questions below—but try to avoid sounding like youre reading from a script.
Tell me about a time when you worked with a team to solve a problem.
Parents and students aren’t the only people you’ll be interacting with. You’ll frequently need to partner with aides, school staff, and other teachers to help students succeed, so your interviewer wants to know that you can work with just about anyone.
What’s your teaching style or philosophy?
Interviewers want to see that you really want to help students develop inside and outside school—not just push them toward some academic result. Basically, you care about people and their success, and you’ve thought about what that success looks like and how you’ll help students achieve it.
1. Did You Have Trouble Finding Us?
This is a standard interview opener to break the ice. Of course, if you were doing the interview online, this question would not be an issue. You would want to reference anyone who mightve pointed you toward this specific position. You can also discuss your job search briefly and what resources you used to discover this particular opportunity. Keep it succinct and clear.
Before the Interview
A friend of mine was interviewing a candidate and asked them to share their online teaching portfolio during their Zoom call. But the candidate didnt know how to do that—and it hurt their chances of getting the job. With a little research, the candidate would have known that all they had to do was have their document open and press the Share Screen button.
Find out what platform your interview will be on, familiarize yourself with it, and learn how to interact with others during your interview. Understanding all of the possible features of each platform can impact your chances of landing the role.