Interview Question: “Why Did You Decide to Become a Teacher?”

When you’re interviewing for a teaching job, you should expect to be asked about what inspired you to become a teacher.

This question is popular because it gives the interviewer insight into your feelings about your career. Your answer will also necessarily reveal a bit about your career path—how you got to where you are.

Tip: The best answers to this question are positive, displaying a passion for teaching and a love of being in the classroom.

You should also try to use your answer as an opportunity to show that you have the qualifications outlined in the job listing.

Find out what the interviewer really wants to know and how to provide the best answer in this blog.

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