Teacher High School Interview Preparation Guide
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High School Teacher Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience in High School Educations. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

52 High School Teacher Questions and Answers:

1 :: What's your favorite book?

Sometimes, interviewers ask this question to simply find out if your child reads for pleasure and not just for school. Therefore, your child should mention a few books that have been interesting to them and elaborate. Have them discuss the character development or themes, but more importantly, what this book means to them. Also, encourage them to discuss the author's inspiration for writing the book and why it was relevant at the time it was published.

2 :: Why are you a good fit for this school?

Here, your child clearly must rely on knowledge specific to this institution. For example, if the school has a flawless 100% of its students go to college, your child can discuss their goals of eventually getting into an Ivy League (or at least very prestigious) university.

3 :: What are your academic interests?

You don't have to know what you'll major in, but be able to explain your academic interests, why they interest you, and how you can pursue those interests at their college. Colleges are looking for students who are excited about learning, not students who feel they need to get a college degree but aren't sure why.

4 :: Tell us more about what you do outside of school?

This one is a no-brainer. Students should be prepared to speak eloquently about their area of interest, whether it's music, drama, sports, or another area. They might also explain how they will continue this interest while at the school, as admissions committees are always looking for well-rounded applicants.

5 :: What ways do you assess and evaluate the students?

In assessing students, I make use of different methods. I use formal and informal assessment procedures to promote social, academic, and physical development. The usual
assessment that I use is written quizzes (case studies, discussions) and examinations. Throughout the semester, I also grade and assess students on their class participation
such as recitations, reports, group activities, and seat work. I also assess and grade students based on their completion of assignments and timeliness in submission. I
also use authentic/alternative assessments, in which the student shows they can perform a task, such as making a speech or writing a story. I like to use written, oral, and day-to-day assessments.

6 :: Explain what would your master teacher or cooperating teacher say about you?

My master teacher would say that I am incredibly energetic in teaching because I love what I do! She would say that I am the type of person who also goes the extra mile to help my students learn and comprehend their lessons regardless of their abilities. She would say that I also try to teach values that are important in life, including the value of 

7 :: Tell me a bit about your family?

This is a common interview question, and one that is unfortunately filled with minefields. Applicants can talk about who's in their immediate and extended family, but they should steer away from difficult or potentially embarrassing subjects. It's fine to state that the child's parents are divorced, as this fact will be obvious to the admissions committee, but the applicant shouldn't speak about topics that are too personal or revelatory.

8 :: Tell us what will you do to modify your teaching to meet the needs of a gifted student?

A gifted student in the midst of the regular students can be a challenge in terms of addressing his or her particular needs and capabilities. What I will do is to modify his
work assignments in expectation or length to fit his abilities. His tasks will require a higher level of understanding compared to the regular students. During class discussions, I can direct questions to him or her that require higher-level thinking skills. I also would
encourage the gifted student to take a leadership role in group work so that his classmates can emulate and be inspired by him.

9 :: What current events are you following closely?

Encourage your child to follow the news, particularly in education. If your child can contribute thoughtful comments on how foreign schools are outperforming American schools, or the importance of STEM classes, he/she will surely outshine other students. The more detailed the answer, the better.

10 :: Why did you choose a teaching career?
Why are you interested in working for our school?

prepare a brief explanation. Focus on love of children, desire to give, enthusiasm for learning, and whatever motivated you.