Could You Cut It as a Middle School Teacher?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
How would you feel about going back to school?
I'm open to the idea.
I've had enough of school.
I could use a refresher course.
I'm still in school.

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What sort of middle school student were you?
Awkward
Studious
Nerdy
Popular

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If you had to teach an individual subject, which one would you choose?
English
Math
History
Science

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How would you break up a scuffle in the hallway?
I would blow a whistle.
I would yell.
I would dive in and separate them.
I would pull the fire alarm.

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Which part of your schooling do you remember most fondly?
Junior high
Kindergarten
College
High school

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Are you comfortable talking about puberty?
I should be -- I went through it.
I think parents should have that discussion.
It depends on who I am speaking with.
I would be OK talking about it in a health class.

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Did you ever receive detention when you were in school?
I lived there.
I wouldn't have dreamed of it.
It only happened once.
We didn't have detention.

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Would you enjoy coaching a team?
I would love to coach!
I'm not the one you want coaching sports.
I would be better at being a referee.
I would prefer to help with something like theater.

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What would you most want to instill in your students?
Compassion
Confidence
Openness
Empathy

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What kind of leader are you?
I'm a fair leader.
I'm a fun leader.
I'm on the strict side.
I'm really motivational.

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Do you have a problem with public speaking?
I don't mind standing in front of a class.
I don't care for public speaking.
I don't mind giving speeches.
I'm OK with giving a toast.

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How would you discipline an unruly class?
I would assign extra homework.
I would take away privileges.
I would give detention.
I would give a pop quiz.

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Would you like to have children?
I have them!
I'm still thinking about it.
I am fine without having children.
I prefer to have pets.

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Are you easily angered?
It's hard to rile me up.
I'm touchy about certain things.
I have a laid-back temperament.
I am a little hotheaded.

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Which book would you have your students read?
"The Mouse and The Motorcycle" by Beverly Clearly
"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

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What is your current level of education?
I have an advanced degree.
I'm still in school.
I have a 4-year degree.
I have a 2-year degree.

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What would you do in the teacher's lounge?
I would grade papers.
I would probably eat.
I would take brief naps.
Can you smoke in there?

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How would you spend your summer break?
I would teach summer school.
I would go on vacation.
I would take on other work.
I would prepare for the next year.

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Why would you want to be a teacher?
I want to make a difference.
I love working with children.
I like to have summers off.
It's always been my calling.

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If you were not a teacher, what would you do at a school?
I would be a counselor.
I could be the principal.
I wouldn't mind being the school nurse.
I'm probably only qualified to be janitor.

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What sort of classroom pet would you have?
Python
Fish
Turtle
Pet rock

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Which of your traits would make you a great teacher?
Intelligence
Creativity
Honesty
Drive

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Did you graduate at the top of your class?
I was at the very top.
Hardly!
I was near the top.
I was closer to the middle.

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Which of your life skills is strongest?
Communication
Organization
Writing skills
Decision-making

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Do you think you have a good sense of humor?
I have an excellent sense of humor.
I have a silly sense of humor.
I have a dry sense of humor.
My sense of humor is really dark.

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Which movie has the best teacher?
"Dead Poet's Society"
"Kindergarten Cop"
"Mr. Holland's Opus"
"The Nutty Professor"

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How would you reward your students?
Pizza party
Treasure box
Extra points
Day off from school

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Did you have a favorite teacher?
I have a few of them.
I had one favorite in high school.
I can barely remember them.
I had one I didn't like so much.

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What do you respect most about teachers?
Teachers work really hard.
Teachers are nurturing.
Teachers shape our futures.
Teachers are good community leaders.

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Which group did you belong to in high school?
Nerds
Athletes
Outliers
Band camp kids

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