We live in challenging times. Youngsters are not interested in their studies anymore, and new challenges have risen with an ongoing boom of social media and smart phones.
Good job applicant should be aware of the challenges, and they should offer their ideas on how to tackle them.
Problems, or challenges?
You should have a positive attitude to problems. To say that worsening level of communication skills is a problem and cut your answer would not be a great way to ace this interview. On the contrary, you should elaborate on it, saying how you plan to tackle the challenge. Let’s have a look at some answers:
I consider high dropout rates, low academic achievements, and little interest in study, especially in traditional subjects, the main challenges we face. However, I believe that we should strive to make the school-time more engaging and entertaining, more interesting and practical. We can tackle the challenges in this way.
Worsening level of communication skills and social skills, as well as new forms of addictions, such as social media addiction or smart phone addiction are the new challenges we face. I believe that we need to let children talk in the classes. We should use exercises that develop their creativity, and we should have strict rules regarding smart phones.
Do not be afraid of the problems. Working with small children, you have a good chance to influence something in their life, creating a better future for them along the way… You should be proud of being an elementary teacher, and you should show it in you interview.