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Sample Elementary Education/Early Childhood Interview Questions 

  • How do you measure your success as a teacher?
  • Describe the way you create a sense of community in your classroom.
  • Describe a situation in which you worked with an individual student and discuss how you helped them with their academic and/or social issues.
  • If you were hired to teach starting next September, what would you include in your literacy program?
  • Give me an example of how you integrate technology into the curriculum
  • What challenges did you have in students teaching and how did you learn from them?
  • What is it about teaching that makes you think you want to spend your life doing it?
  • What training opportunities have you taken advantage of and why?
  • Tell us about yourself, your background, and your experience working with children.
  • Describe a personal experience that had an impact on your teaching.
  • What is the one thing that you would like parents and students to say about you?
  • Tell me about a lesson you taught that really excited you and what was your students' reaction to it. How did you feel after you had taught it?
  • Why are you interested in working in this school (district)?
  • What do you understand this school's mission statement to mean? How does your teaching philosophy fit with that mission?
  • Define professionalism and what it means to you.
  • Give an example of how you would handle a peer conflict.
  • What would you do if the student exhibited serious misbehavior such as throwing things or threatening to hurt a child or you?
  • How do you measure a child’s educational achievement in ways other than by testing?
  • How do you feel about having children with special needs in your classroom?
  • Name two areas of weakness that you are working to improve.
  • What strengths do you have that would assist you in being a successful teacher?



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