If a Teaching Position Is Required with Your Ideal Coaching Opportunity Questions that may be asked of you….
When applying for a coaching position that requires you to teach as well as coach, the following questions may be asked as a part of the coaching opportunity that has become available. Great coaches are usually great teachers so, not only prepare yourself for questions related to football but questions that may be asked on how you handle the classroom.
Tell us about yourself. What is your background, education, etc. and why you want to be considered for this position?
What do you enjoy about teaching and what do you believe is the greatest attribute or characteristic that you could bring to the classroom to ensure the success of your students?
What do you need to know about your students in order for them to be successful?
What techniques do you use to motivate students and get them excited about learning?
If you gave a major exam and 35% of your students failed, what would you consider as too high a failure rate and how would you deal with it?
Describe your methods/philosophy of classroom management/discipline.
Explain your approach for communicating with parents about concerns involving students in your class. Do you consider parent involvement an important part of the education process? Explain.
Tell us what you know about the following: Block scheduling and Cooperative Learning.
How do you feel about inclusion and developing modifications for Special Education/504 students?
How do you want your students to view you?
What is your philosophy of classroom management? How do you handle discipline problems in the classroom?
How do you plan standards-based lessons in your subject area?
Describe a successful lesson that you have delivered.
In what area do you believe you could grow professionally?
When do you contact parents regarding your students?
Are you interested in coaching/advising any extra-curricular activities?
Give an example of how you are a team player.
What do you feel is the meaning of the document and motto, “No child left behind”, and how does that motto relate to you as a teacher.
About the Author of this post:
Jerry Campbell has over 30 years of high school and college coaching experience. He has experience as a head coach, offensive coordinator, and various position coaches. He has written numerous football coaching articles in various publications, is the author of over 30 books on coaching football, and has produced 12 coaching video series. Additionally, he is a nationally sought after speaker on the coaching clinic circuit.