Can you name the main problems teachers face nowadays?


A young student is reading a book, preparing for an exam. We can see many other books on his table.We live in challenging times. Young people 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 these challenges, and they should offer an idea on how to address them.

Problems, or challenges?

You should show a positive attitude to problems. Do not simply say that worsening level of communication skills is a problem. Try to elaborate on it, saying how you plan to address the challenge. Let’s have a look at some good answers:

Teacher with a child at a computer, they are both having a good time , laughing, while the boy tries to understand how to work with the computerI 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 more engaging and entertaining, more interesting and practical. We can address most of the challenges in this way, or at least we should try.

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 in the classroom.

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, and for all of us! You should be proud of your role, and you should show it to us in an interview.

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