Q: What is your greatest strength as a teacher?
A: I believe I have three primary strengths which I would like to bring to
. First, I am well-versed in all the aspects of reading instruction. I took extra reading courses as an undergraduate and worked closely with my advisor in the College Prairie Pines Elementary School Clinic. Second, I’m a team player. I enjoy working with people. My work as a Student Ambassador, a member of the Student Senate, and as an R.A. in one of the dorms have given me many opportunities to work with people. Third, I enjoy learning. I believe that teachers should never stop learning. I spend a lot of time reading professional magazines and was able to attend two education conferences in my senior year. I hope to bring my passion for learning to a classroom at Prairie Pines. Reading
This is a great opportunity to “sell” yourself. Even though the question asks for “your greatest strength” you should consider a response that outlines two or three strengths. This gives the interviewer a more complete picture of who you are. Most important: this is the time to be confident, not arrogant. Be honest, but don’t pontificate. Provide specific details, but don’t spend a lot of time patting yourself on the back.