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Examples of Interview Questions for a Physical Education Teacher 

  • What are the components of a quality physical education program?  How would you prioritize these components, along with giving justification for your choices?
  • As always, there is talk of cutbacks, and it seems we always have to justify a few of our positions, PE being one of them.  What would you do to convince those in decision making positions that PE in our school is important and children are learning valuable things in PE?
  • Our school is focusing on integration throughout the curriculum.  How do you see physical education fitting into this?
  • How do you feel about the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in your classes?  Are you open to this and do you have experience with this?
  • What is your best quality as a PE teacher right now? What do you need to work on the most?
  • What task do you find the most difficult as a teacher? Please sure with us why?
  • We have heard about the "New PE" (i.e. Sports Illustrated and other popular press articles). What is this and do you plan on bringing this kind of PE to our district?
  • How would you describe a developmentally appropriate curriculum?
  • What are the top three goals of your physical education program?
  • Can you give some examples of ways you feel that collaborative efforts between you and the classroom teachers could be achieved?
  • Do you have any ideas on how we might promote our PE program in the community?
  • Many of our teachers and parents don't think learning occurs in PE.  Convince us that learning does happen and how you can demonstrate that learning will occur in your PE class.
  • How do you plan to assess your students progress and your teaching in physical education?
  • There is a big push in our school district to significantly raise our physical fitness test scores.  How would you go about doing this?
  • Do you have experience using technology in your physical education program?  If so, please elaborate on these experiences.
  • Our state is putting pressure on us to integrate technology into our curriculum.  How can this be one in PE?
  • Our district is moving away from the more traditional approach to teaching physical education and moving towards the New PE where the emphasis is on more skill development.  We would like to put together a promotional package that would explain this new PE approach.  What are some of the things you would put in that package?
  • Even more questions about Physical Education can be found here.



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