Interview Questions

The questions below are meant to serve as a guide for interviewing the teacher in the case study.  Answers to these questions will help address necessary information in the chapter format.

  • How many years have you taught? In what roles (grade level, subject area)? At this school?
  • Have you received any awards or special recognition for your teaching?
  • How do students best learn (insert subject area) content?
  • What does effective (insert subject area) teaching look like in your opinion?
  • What does effective technology integration mean to you?
  • Summarize any pertinent lessons or learning experiences that occurred prior to the lesson we video-recorded.
  • When you look back over this lesson, what are some examples of TPACK that you believe led to student learning?
  • How did you decide to use a resource like (insert technology)?
  • What do students need to know in order to effectively use (insert technology)?
  • How does (insert technology) align with your pedagogical approach for teaching (insert subject area)?
  • How did you help students learn these concepts in previous years, before using the (insert technology)?
  • What is your strongest evidence that the students met the learning objective for the lesson?
  • How do you think your students will do when this concept comes up on a standardized test?
  • Did the technology work like it was supposed to in class? If not, how did you deal with it?
  • Did the technology precipitate any classroom management issues? If so, how did you deal with them?
  • What will you do differently if you use (insert technology) for teaching this concept in future years?
  • Where do students struggle when learning to _______?
  • What are some common issues that students experience while _______?
  • What signs or actions do teachers need to recognize as indicators of misconceptions or struggles with _______?
  • How do you encourage students to use more “expansive teaching” when learning to _______?