Every role has a purpose. Managers manage, artists create, laborers do the hard work, and entrepreneurs give jobs to other people. Teachers, however, have a special position in human society. They lead and form the children in their early age, becoming one of their role models.
This attitude of leading, teaching, and forming the children–in a positive way, should resonate in your interview answer. You can focus on other things besides that, for example your love to children, or your ability to teach.
However, you shouldn’t connect your answer to the past, saying that you would like to teach because you graduated from the college and earned your masters in teaching. That would indicate a must, not a desire. You should speak with enthusiasm about your teaching mission, showing the interviewers that you know why you applied for this job.
Children need role models, and leaders. This is important, especially in young age, when they try to understand the world around them. Many children come from broken families, struggling to find their place in life. I would like to help them to find that place, and can’t really find a better job to follow this calling.
I love to be around children. What is more, I teach well, and I really enjoy teaching. It’s my childhood dream to teach, and now I try to make it reality.
Your non-verbal communication matters
Interviewers do not necessarily have to believe your words. If you smile, however, if you speak with enthusiasm, if you show positive emotions, they will have no reason to have doubts about your attitude to teaching, or about your love to the job and to the children.
- Where do you see yourself in five years time?
- Can you name the main problems teachers face nowadays?