Could You Cut It as a High School Teacher?

EDUCATION

Ryan Choate

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

With over three million teachers in public and private schools in the U.S., educators are hugely important to the function of our society. Teachers spend many hours each day with students. Teaching is a noble profession that creates lasting impressions on youth. 

More than ever, teachers are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the subjects they teach. This leads to better lesson plans and more engaged students. As the population changes, with new technologies and educational philosophies, teachers must adapt to meet standards and stay current with trends. This is a difficult job, and teachers deserve all the credit and respect in the world.

Everyone has a favorite teacher from their high school days - a teacher who made school fun and who seemed to really care about their students. While we've all had at least one teacher who we really could forget, for the most part, a teacher is someone who makes a lasting impression on a person at a time of life that can be scary, awkward and confusing. Teachers are unsung heroes for many. Teachers work hard and they deserve that summer off to recuperate from the year. 

Study up on this quiz and see if you could cut it as a high school teacher!

How do you feel about public speaking?

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How do you feel about grading essays?

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If a student was constantly on their cell phone and not paying attention, what would you do?

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How are you at making PowerPoint presentations?

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How would you describe your own experience in high school?

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When you see a group of teenagers, what's the first thing you think?

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Do you like the subject matter you want to teach?

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What best describes your organization style?

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Would you work extra hours without getting overtime pay?

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If a student were to disrupt your class, what would you do?

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How would you motivate students who don't care about school?

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Why do you want to be a teacher?

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If you are telling a story, what is your approach?

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What motivates you?

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If you had to call a parent because a student is disruptive, what would you say?

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How do you handle an unexpected change in your schedule?

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What is your philosophy on teamwork?

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How would you handle conflict with another teacher at your school?

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If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which would it be?

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Do you like to give warnings or strike first and swift?

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How would you describe your desk?

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What qualities do you think make a good teacher?

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What would you do if a student came to you with a non-school-related problem and wanted to talk?

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What would you say if a student asked if you take drugs?

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How would you talk about politics in the classroom?

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If a parent of a student who is failing your class came to school angry, what would you do?

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What would you do on the first day of school as a new teacher?

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What would you do if a student told you that you were a boring teacher?

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How would you describe your problem-solving skills?

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Would you want to teach at a year-round school?

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