Kindergarten Teacher interview questions
Through your screening process you’ll have figured out if your candidate has a teaching license, ECE degree and work experience, this interview is your chance to figure out what’s not on their resume. High-quality candidates will have awesome classroom management skills, the ability to communicate with children and parents, and tons of creativity. They’ll be patient, adaptable, imaginative and energetic.
- Keep an eye out for experience: Look for a candidate who has loads to say about their lesson plans, teaching strategies and their student progress.
- Think diversity: Diversity is key for a thriving workplace. Keep an eye out for candidates from varying backgrounds and aim to eliminate bias from your hiring process.
Problem solving interview questions
- What have your top teaching experiences been so far?
- How do you stay up-to-date on the latest ECE news and education innovations?
- How would you help parents and children prepare for kindergarten?
- What family info is important for teachers to know?
- Given our community demographics, what are your top suggestions to communicate with families?
- Describe the most difficult parent you’ve ever had to deal with.
- What tips or tricks do you have for acing a homework routine?
- What do you know about our curriculum?
- How do you balance different learning styles so all your students have an awesome experience?
- Tell us about a time another teacher used one of your teaching strategies or ideas.
- What’s been your most successful lesson plan?
- What are your goals for students throughout the year?
- How do you handle difficult students?
- How would you deal with a student injury on a school trip?
- What is your favorite thing about being a kindergarten teacher?
- Walk us through a class activity. How would you engage your students' interest? What is the objective?