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Dr. Les Potter has over 53 years in education in the US and Egypt with 45 years in school and university administration. Currently Les is retired from full time employment but is a consultant at Core...
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Tips for Teachers: Possible Interview Questions

I was a school and college administrator since 1977 and have interviewed hundreds of candidates. When a teacher shows up for an interview we expect to see several things:
Be on time, dress appropriately, be prepared-know the position you are applying for as well as the school, be enthusiastic, show a good personality, have the relevant skills, make sure you have the proper qualifications and certifications, be confident, and sell yourself-why are you the best person for the job.

  • Why do you want to teach at our school?
  • What do you know about our school and the vacant position?
  • What do you like/dislike about teaching?
  • Tell us about your classroom management policies.
  • What are your teaching strengths and weaknesses?
  • What motivates you?
  • Are you a team player?
  • How do you motivate the unmotivated student?
  • Have you worked with challenged students before and if so, please explain?
  • How do you involve parents in your classroom?
  • Where do you see yourself in five and ten years?
  • Tell us about your grading process.
  • Are you willing to be involved in any after school activities?
  • Describe how you incorporate technology into your lessons.
  • How do you improve students performance?
  • If I walked into your classroom, what would I see?
  • What do you bring to our school?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What questions do you have for us?

Answer all questions thoughtfully and in detail. No one word answers. We want to hear what you have to say.

For further discussion you may contact me.

Dr. Les Potter
Founder, Potter’s Educational Services
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