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- What is your philosophy of education? Of Discipline?
- What issues in education are of greatest concern to you? Why?
- Describe the role of the teacher in the learning process.
- What is the role of the teacher in the community?
- How would you individualize instruction in your classroom?
- Why do you want to teach?
- What special abilities do you have that would benefit your students?
- What prompted you to go into the field of education?
- Do you grade on ability or effort? Why?
- If you found out the slower learners in the class could not read the grade-level book, what would you do?
- Tell me about your student teaching experience.
- How do you feel about observations by supervisors or principals? Why?
- Are you interested in working with students in some extracurricular activity? If not, why not?
- What influenced you the most to become a teacher?
- How are you able to show both an interest in and an enthusiasm for teaching?
- What do you perceive as the three most important strengths you possess as a teacher?
- How do you reinforce major concepts or ideas that you want students to learn?
- What have you found to be a good way to motivate students toward active participation in the learning process?
- What elements make up a good lesson plan for you?
- Most lesson planning results in the modification of ideas and approaches. When you taught students, how and when did you deviate from your lesson plans?
- How do you organize students for effective instruction?
- How would you handle a parent-teacher conference where the parent blamed you for his or her son’s/daughter’s lack of progress?
- Would students view you as a reasonable person to know and a fair person with whom they can work? Why?