Thursday, December 2, 2010

Outstanding Teacher Interviews Require Just 8 Key Steps

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Your teacher interview gives you 30 minutes to succeed or fail. Good judgment is your best approach to your teacher interview. With a little thought and preparation, you can be the standout candidate at your next interview.

1. Wear appropriate clothing
Dress up more than you would for your classroom. Men should wear a tie. Be well-groomed. Your clothing communicates how seriously you are taking this job opportunity, so don't dress casually, even in the summer.

2. Show up a little early
Just a few minutes early to ensure that you are not late. Be aware that you are likely to see at least one of your competitors leaving the interview room.

3. Bring an extra copy of your cover letter and resume
Also bring any other documents that may be specified in the job posting, such as certifications.

4. If requested, be ready to teach a lesson for the appropriate grade level
Some interviewers want to see you in action. This is really an area in which you can distinguish yourself, so if you are not asked when you get the scheduling call, volunteer to teach a sample lesson. If you do teach a lesson, select a brief one from your classroom or student teacher experience. Bring everything you need for the lesson and don't assume that the interview room will have instructional items, such as a white board and markers.

Ask the interviewers: "Do you want to be 5th graders today?"

They may want to act like students, or they may simply prefer a description of the lesson. Be flexible and prepared for either situation.

5. Look them in the eye and be sincere
They are looking for someone who can manage a classroom - be that person. Deliver the answers you have practiced to the common interview questions concisely.

6. Don't be distracted by note-taking
The interviewers will likely have to score you after the teacher interview and will need to refer to written notes.

7. Thank them for the opportunity before leaving.
Kind of goes without saying...common courtesy provides a nice ending note.

8. B professional Look the part. Act the part.
You'll get the part. Betsy Weigle is the creator and founder of the detailed information source for new elementary school teachers. For a list of over 100 practice teacher interview questions, as well as even more preparation tips, visit our interview section at

Betsy is a National Board Certified teacher, curriculum developer in math, science and social studies and advocate for learning-challenged children. A travel enthusiast and kayaker, she lives in the Northwest.

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