Rewind: Four Battle-Tested Interview Questions to Help you Find and Hire Master Teachers

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • Most people hire for skill and fire for will. That means that you should be using your interview process not just to determine teacher skill; The more powerful way to use interviews is to suss out teacher will. 
  • Teacher Interview Tip: The best predictor of how well someone will do in the future is what they’ve already done in the past.  
  • Most interview questions don’t tell you much about how the person would function in your school. If you want to really find people who are going to be the right fit for your school, see if your core values align.
  • When you’re sloppy or lazy about interviewing teacher candidates, don’t be mad when you hire someone who is sloppy or lazy about their work. 
  • There are four battle-tested interview questions you can use to determine teacher will and skill. They are the Experience Question, the Core Values Question, Scenario question and the Decision-Making Question. Find out more on this week’s podcast. 
Have you ever interviewed someone, hired them, only to find out too late that they weren’t a good fit for your school culture? There’s a way to avoid that.

It has to do with the kinds of questions you use to interview.

On today’s episode, discover 4 Battle-Tested Interview questions you can use to find out very quickly if a candidate is going to be a good fit for your school culture. 

Check out these highlights:
  • The problem with the way that we typically conduct interviews
  • Why asking straightforward questions about a candidate's experience tells you almost nothing about how they will perform in your school.
  • The question I use to determine if someone is going to be a good fit for my school culture
  • How to find out a candidate’s REAL teaching philosophy and get a clue about how they will handle your students.
  • The sneaky way I use to determine what kind of decision-maker a potential candidate will be.
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