What special skills or talents will you bring to your classroom?
A: I’ve always been interested in theatre. I was in a number of plays in college and served as a youth director for a production at a local repertory company in town. I’ve read some books about readers theatre and how valuable it can be as a language arts activity. I’ve learned how it can help kids become more fluent readers and would like to make it part of my language arts curriculum. From what I’ve read I think it can be a positive addition to the classroom curriculum and a way to get kids more actively engaged in their own learning.
With this question the interviewer is providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate how well-rounded you are. Don’t blow this wonderful chance to let your personality and talents show through. As in all your responses, select examples that can have a connection to what goes on in a classroom or to specific elements of the overall curriculum. Let your talents and skills shine, but don’t go overboard.