Here is a list of questions we've curated from leading schools and teachers in the NYC metro area. Prepare away! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any new ones to add!
- Tell me about a time you and a colleague disagreed. How did you reach a resolution?
- Tell me about a time you experienced failure. What did you do?
- Describe a time you encountered a rule or practice in an organization that made no sense, and what you did.
- Name one piece of feedback you’ve received and how did you incorporate this feedback into your practice?
- What are two things you need to further develop in your teaching practice?
- Name a mistake you’ve made as a teacher. Why was this a mistake?
- Tell me about a tough situation you had to handle with a student. What was it? How did you resolve it?
- Follow up: If you could back in time and encounter the situation again, what would you do differently?
- How would you deal with a student who is habitually late?
- When do you feel most successful (personally or professionally)?
- Describe the most significant team accomplishment of your career.
- Which statement do you believe is more true and why? A) High self-esteem leads to greater academic success B) Academic success leads to higher self-esteem.
- All classes have a range of learners. How do you support the struggling students while balancing the needs of your highest performers?
- How do you measure whether students understand what you're teaching and what do you do with that information?
- What is your vision for classroom culture and how would you begin to establish that culture during the first two weeks of the school year?
- What role do parents of students in your classroom have in the education of their students and how do you build relationships with parents?
- Is it possible for students to learn from a teacher they don’t love?
- Follow up: Is it possible for a teacher to teach a student they don’t love?
- If I walked into your classroom on a typical day, what would I see and hear?
Who Are You?
- What are three words you would use to describe yourself? Why?
- Follow up: What are three words your current manager would use to describe you? Why?
- What is the biggest misperception people have of you?
- What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
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