The most important factor in the quality of a child’s education is the quality of their teachers. After all, they are molding our future generations. Teachers have a profound impact on the lives of their students, an impact that often outlasts their students’ time in school. Which is why it is so important to ask the right teacher interview questions and find and hire the best teachers.
So how can you make sure the teachers you put in your classrooms are the best for your students? Let’s first discuss the skills that a teacher needs to succeed today and in the future as more school districts transition from remote or hybrid learning back to in-person classrooms.
As school districts navigate hiring, they need to focus on finding teacher candidates that hold the traits that are most valuable today and make certain teachers stand out above the rest. To help you out, we put together a list of skills below that your K12 school district recruiters, superintendents, and principals should be looking for if they want to put the best teachers in their classrooms:
By asking your teacher candidates the right interview questions. As recruiting and hiring for K12 school districts moves forward with a mix of virtual and in-person interviews, we put together a list of interview questions for teachers that you should ask if you want to identify the candidates who possess the skills listed above.
Comfort with Technology:
These competency-based interview questions for teachers will help you find the strongest teacher candidates among your talent pipeline. And if your school district is continuing to use video interviewing for recruitment, don’t forget to add them to your list of preselected one-way video interview questions to keep your interview process consistent across candidates.
As the world faces rapid change, teachers and school districts have to adapt quickly. In turn, teachers have had to acquire new skills on their own. So, as teacher hiring moves forward, it is important to include effective interview questions for teachers, questions that are focused on the skills and traits candidates need to have today. Things may look a bit different than they did a little over a year ago, but the need for great teachers, the teachers that will change lives, remains.
Finding great teachers starts with your recruiting and hiring process. Learn how more than 150 school districts in the U.S. and Canada are leveraging interviewstream’s video interviewing platform by talking to an expert today.
Our definition of what a teacher is here at interviewstream may be slightly different – (1) One who inspires, enlightens and motivates. (2) One who touches lives forever. (3) The profession that creates all other professions. But then again, maybe it’s exactly the same as yours.
We like to think all of us are lucky enough to experience a teacher like this in our lives.
Drew Whitehurst is the Content & Implementation Specialist at interviewstream. He's been with the company since 2014 working in client services and marketing. He is an analytical thinker, coffee enthusiast, and hobbyist at heart.