Do you think we should treat all students equally? Or do you prefer an individual approach to every student?


A young teacher stands in front of her students, smiling. They sit and listen carefully, while another student writes something on board with a chalk.Every school administrator and every teacher has their own preferences, and their own way of doing things. Some of us believe that we should treat the children equally, and their grades should reflect the differences in their skills.

But other people believe that we should motivate the weak students with better grades, helping them to enjoy their time in school.

Choose a neutral answer

While I always prefer to hire teachers that support individual approach to students, your interviewers can have different attitude. Therefore I suggest you to choose a neutral answer, saying that you’d follow the guidelines the school leaders set for the teachers.

If you want to stick to your values, however, you can say that you prefer one approach. But do not forget to clearly explain why you believe in this or that approach. Let’s have a look at a good answer.

Everyone is different, and I prefer to approach every student individually, considering their family background, strengths, weaknesses, and predisposition for studying. But I don’t want to demotivate the best students, so the grades I give still reflect some differences. Anyway, I will be glad to hear more about your philosophy and guidelines when it comes to grading.

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