Science Teacher Interview
Answer each of the following using SEVEN WORDS or less. Separate each idea with a comma. We are creating a database of potential responses and it will be easier to browse if all responses are brief.
Describe a teaching method or strategy that is successful in helping students learn a concept in biology, chemistry, geoscience, or physics
How do you use technology in the science classroom?
Describe a technique you employ to help English learners master science concepts.
What aspects of a classroom environment are essential for maximum learning?
How do students learn respect for each other and for education?
Describe motivational techniques that you have found to be successful.
Higher Order Reasoning
Describe techniques you have used to encourage the development of higher order reasoning skills.
Describe techniques you have used engage learners.
What do you believe are your strengths as an educator?
Please describe your weaknesses as an educator.
Why are you interested in a job at this school?
What are your long term professional goals?
Give an example of how you improvised when teaching science.
Please show me a website you have created. (provide URL)
Please show me an example of a semester plan for ________.
What steps do you take to engage parents in their children’s education?
How do you help students to become independent learners?
What extracurricular activities are willing to sponsor.
Describe a laboratory experiment you believe was particularly successful.
Please describe a laboratory demonstration that you believe was particularly successful.
How do you foster positive attitudes towards your subject matter?
Describe a situation in which you "broke through" to a student who was "turned off" to school.
Describe your classroom management style?
What do you believe would be your greatest contribution to our school?
How will this teaching assignment promote your professional development?
Describe a technique you have employed to encourage the development of problem solving skills.
How will you grow as a professional science educator?
What criteria would you use to select a textbook for your class?
Describe your involvement with professional organizations in science education
Describe your professional preparation as a science educator.
Why Science Teaching?
Why do you want to be a science teacher?
Provide an example of how you have differentiated instruction.
If I walked into your classroom on a typical day, what would I observe?
Are you a “team player”? Explain.
Provide 5 adjectives to describe you as a science teacher.
Describe a successful science lesson you delivered.
Which of the following are elements of successful interviewing?
Greet principal with a handshake
Practice interview questions before interview
Make eye contact with interviewers
Provide specific examples
Provide real-life examples
Research the school and students
Leave an additional copy of your resume
Provide a link to an academic website you have made
Write a thank you letter
provide additional tips for a successful interview.
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