Teacher Interview questions in Ireland

In a teacher interview, employers may ask both subject-area and general teaching questions. Employers are not only interested in your specific answers, but also your communication skills and approachability. Make sure that you prepare all necessary documents and review the school's mission statement prior to your interview.

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Top Teacher Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three teacher interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: How do you include students' parents/guardians in their education?

How to answer: Parents/guardians are an integral part of student success in school. This question allows the interviewer to understand how you communicate and foster productive relationships with parents/guardians. Your answer should prioritise the importance of the parent/guardian-teacher relationship in student success and explain how you plan to create a positive working relationship.

Question No. 2: How do you plan to incorporate technology into your classroom?

How to answer: Technology is a valuable tool in modern classrooms. Interviewers want to understand your comfort level with modern educational technology and your ability to incorporate it into your lesson plans. Discuss the technological tools you plan to use in the classroom, why you chose them and how you will incorporate them into student lessons.

Question No. 3: How would you handle a disruptive student?

How to answer: This question is used to assess your classroom management philosophy and experience. Discuss your approach to positive student-teacher relationships and delineate the steps you would take to help a struggling student succeed. Share any previous success you have had in classroom management.

Top Interview Questions

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Beaconhouse School
Teacher was asked...8 August 2017

What subject you can easily teach?

22 Answers

Computer ,English

I can a multicultural girl. I can teach and motivated students friendly.


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WhiteHat Jr

In the 1st round they ask general questions like tell me about yourself

10 Answers


I do got a call but how can we find pdf

They asked about no of hours I can take ol classes in a week, like 30 classes in a week each of 1 hr duration. They asked for my introduction and my qualifications. Less

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ESL Teacher was asked...17 December 2018

How would you rate your English level?

9 Answers




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Oakland Unified School District

Do you think all students can succeed at high levels?

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yes with the right help and support

Yes if they get the right help

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Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool

When could I start. Whet education did I have. If I could come back and work the next day for a few hours but I wouldn't be paid. They called it a trial day.

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My experience was poor as well. A lot of hype and very little follow through. The owners where terrible and had zero experience in childcare. Then went and hired a directory who again had no experience and no business being a director of a preschool. Upper management needs to play a bigger role in new school openings and actually stick around longer than 3 or 4 days.... Less

My experience was the same as well. When I had my interview somebody from the corporate office was there. I heard her and the director talking about me. I thought I wouldn't get hired but I did. They seemed to be extremely fake. Less

The interview process wasn't terrible. It was just the sad to know that there was a lot of hype but not a lot follow through. The teachers weren't as holding as they were conveyed by the director. Unfortunately it was a fact I found out only after accepting the job. Less

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Stamford American International School

how do you manage a class

7 Answers

Classroom management is very important of teaching

The strategies is keep them busy giving worksheets, clay model, reading stories and pay game Less

1 / Knowledge sharing, whether the lesson takes place in a specific place or on the Internet * 2 / The ability to explain * 3 / Stir up students ’interest by making the lesson easy, fun and simple * 4 / Putting home exercises * 5 / Students ignorance of using the material in their life matters Less

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College Achieve Public Schools

They asked me if I was willing to be critiqued on a daily basis, because that's the kind of school they are.

7 Answers

Agree. Little did you know that during these "interview sessions" children who had gym class or recess were "kicked out" of the gymnasium for these interviews. In turn they were left to sit in the cafeteria in chairs with no physical activity. But, this is something in the norm in this environment. Less

College Achieve Critique....that meaning verbally abusive, degrading, and completely UNSUPPORTIVE. The principal would either reprimand you in front of students in the classroom or in the hallway, using "swear words" and in ear shot of coworkers and other classes and students. Less

Feedback? How about, "we don't do it that way, we don't like creative teachers who want care about the students and want to differentiate and use what they learned in school and student teaching to make them a better teacher". The school does not give feedback, they give criticism. My one bit of advice is don't be me. I had read bad reviews last summer and I thought "these are probably teachers that don't want to work hard" Shame on me for thinking that. Most of the teachers care, but many are afraid to speak up. Don't work at College Achieve! Less

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Math Vision Enrichment Centre
Teacher was asked...2 September 2019

What is your experience and subject you’re confident in teaching

9 Answers

10 year experience

16 years public elementary school teacher

16 years public elementary teacher handling/teaching Mathematics, English and Social Studies in primary level. Less

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Tell me something about Sabis teaching method -point system?

7 Answers

The teacher teaches a point and provides an example,the whole class interactively practices an application of the point,students individually practices written application of the point,and than they checks in groups. Less

SABIS network is an integrated, comprehensive circullium that aligns with international standards Less

The teacher teaches a point and provides an example,the whole class interactively practices an application of the point,students individually practices written application of the point,and than they checks in groups. Less

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JET Program
Teacher was asked...24 September 2016

You don't have any experience teaching so how do you expect to teach? (She meant no experience teaching English, which she clarified when I answered fairly sarcastically due to my rich history with teaching).

7 Answers

You seem like a d-o-u-c-h-e to be honest no wonder you didn't get picked.

I'm not surprised you didn't get a offer. You sound increasingly rude and disrespectful not the interviewer. Less

P.S. If you're trying to teach English, you might want to realize that it's "an offer," not "a offer." Less

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