In addition to showing passion for education, teacher candidates must demonstrate a variety of interpersonal skills including communication, problem solving, and patience. In an interview, be prepared to give an example of a lesson plan, discuss classroom-appropriate behavior, or explain how you would exercise disciplinary action in an uncooperative situation.
How do you handle discipline and motivate children?1 Answer
Different situations warrant different levels of discipline, so give specific examples that provide adequate context. Some forms of discipline include involving parents, taking away privileges, detention, etc. As far as motivating students, my opinion says hire great teachers. Find ways to get the kids excited about learning, which starts with a teacher who is excited about teaching. Beyond great teachers, some students need one-on-one attention in order to get the wheels turning.