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"Lead teachers are hired for their outstanding teaching and leadership skills which connect administrators, parents, and other teachers. In an interview context, employers focus on ""what-if"" scenarios that you may encounter on a day-to-day basis. Think about the different ways you address a difficult parent versus a difficult child. To ace your interview, show that you are passionate about childcare by describing how your prior experiences reflect upon why you love working with children."

Lead teacher Interview Questions

Lead teacher Interview Questions

"Lead teachers are hired for their outstanding teaching and leadership skills which connect administrators, parents, and other teachers. In an interview context, employers focus on ""what-if"" scenarios that you may encounter on a day-to-day basis. Think about the different ways you address a difficult parent versus a difficult child. To ace your interview, show that you are passionate about childcare by describing how your prior experiences reflect upon why you love working with children."

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Spanish Lead Teacher was asked...May 12, 2015

What would you do if a child misbehaves?

3 Answers

hit it

Take him out of the classroom and talk to him/ her

I would first give the student a verbal warning or two. If it happens repeatedly and is a disturbance to the classroom, I would ask to speak to him/her separately after class, then consider further disciplinary measures if necessary. Less

What is your observation technique?

1 Answers

I take short hand notes through out the day and compile them during the children's nap. Less

Just Kidding Around Daycare

How would you handle a child biting another child?

1 Answers

remove injured child, wash area with soap and water, ice pack, then write an incident report. Remind children that teeth are for eating, never for biting friends. Less

Hopkins House Association

How do you deal with difficult parents?

1 Answers

I listen to their concerns and figure out what I can do to make the situation better. Less

The Goddard School

What I enjoy most about teaching?

1 Answers

I enjoy the excitement when each child learns a new skill and they are happy/excited about that skill. The joy on their face that they accomplished something new. Less

Primrose Schools

How would you handle a "biting situation" in the toddler room?

1 Answers

Make sure that the child who was continuously biting was given age appropriate teething toys. Also be sure that the child was busy and engaged in an activity. If biting persisted, I would redirect child and try to engage fully in a new learning center. Less

Brightside Academy

Are you flexible???

4 Answers

Yes

Yes, I am flexible Flexibility is the quality that will allow us to make accurate judgments at the moment of a cognitive or reflexive evaluation in the classroom, this allows us to qualify the knowledge, instead of quantifying them Less

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The Goddard School

She didn't ask any questions to see how I would be as a teacher. Most unexpected question was "Did you bring your resume?" It was submitted with the online application. Why would I bring another copy when she can just print it out?

3 Answers

Why would you not bring a copy or two?

I can't believe you're surprised they asked you? Even if they didn't ask you, you should have brought it anyway. You expect them to print it out for you or go and reopen your online application to find the attachment. Get it together! Less

I can't believe you even had this happen- of COURSE you bring your resume! Why on earth wouldn't you???? It shows you are prepared and ready. Less

Do you have credentials? CPR training? any experience in childcare?

2 Answers

Yes to all three

Yes to all three, my paperwork got destroyed in a house fire

KIPP Schools

Why do you want to work in urban education?

2 Answers

I explained my passion for fighting the achievement gap that I gained through my Teacher for America experience. Less

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