• What questions would you want to be asked?
  • How would you initially engage students?
  • What is something not asked that you would like us to know about you?
  • What are three words to best describe you?
  • How do you recognize students with various multiple intelligences?
  • What school system would you most want to work in?
  • How do your lesson plans meet academic standards in your subject?
  • Take us through a typical 70-minute period of your classroom. 
  • What do you think about giving grades? 
  • Would you fail a student? 
  • Why did you choose teaching? 
  • What is your favorite children's book?  Why? 
  • What are three important things that preschoolers should learn? 
  • What is your greatest strength?  Weakness? 
  • What would you bring to our school system? 
  • What kind of different curriculum have you used to teach Reading? 
  • What instructional strategies do you use when teaching? 
  • What would you expect in your first year of teaching from the administration? 
  • Which age group would you prefer to teach? 
  • How much homework each night should students receive? 
  • Tell me about your ideal classroom. 
  • What kind of assessments do you use? 
  • What are two things that you would want to do today to improve as a teacher? 
  • Are you a student-oriented teacher or production-oreinted teacher? 
  • Why should we hire you? 
  • What has been your experience with diversity? 
  • What do you think about mentoring? 
  • If I came to your classroom to see a particular lesson, what would I see? 
  • How much laughter is a part of your classroom? 
  • Do you have a sense of humor? 
  • How would your friends describe you? 
  • What was your most rewarding life experience? 
  • What has been your biggest challenge in life?  in student teaching? 
  • List 4 key components that are most important to you in making a lesson plan. 
  • What are 3 adjectives that describe your teaching style?
  • Are you a good student? 
  • What criteria would you want your supervisor to evaluate you on? 
  • What qualities you want to know about your students before you teach them? 
  • What has made a profound impact on your teaching? 
  • Define and explain how you would use differentiation? 
  • What author has influenced you recently? 
  • How might you integrate the Bible into a math lesson? 
  • What is one thing about teaching for which your college prepared you well? 
  • What is one thing about teaching for which your college did not prepare you? 
  • What questions would you like to ask me? 
  • Who is the most important person in a school? 
  • Name four things that compose your lesson plans. 
  • How did your student teaching utilize tracking? 
  • What do you want to know about your students before they arrive the first day? 
  • Point out two things on your resume that say the most about you. 
  • Tell me about brain-centered learning. 
  • What would you do if a student said, "This class is lousy!!"? 
  • How would you educate children other than differentiated instruction? 
  • How would you deal with differentiation in the classroom? 
  • When did you step out of your comfort zone? 
  • How would you fill a 90-minute block of reading? 
  • How do you make sure students are engaged and not just going through the motions? 
  • How many library cards do you own? 
  • Would you ever tell a student that you liked them? 
  • How would you build respect in your room through content? 
  • How would you engage students with pedagogy and content?

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