I know I'm not the only one who abhors this question! I've got an interview tomorrow at a school I really want to teach at, and another next Tuesday at a school a few hours north of me, but it's in a great area. I've been wracking my brain for hours on all the interview questions listed here, and I think I've got most of them down. This is the only one I'm skeptical of. Would y'all tell me if this response is too long/wordy/awkward? The position is for middle school science. I have always considered myself a scientist. I majored in Biology and explored Chemistry and Physics at Blah University, all the while falling in love with the pursuit of knowledge. About 3 years ago, I came to realize that teaching is a scientific discipline in its own right. You create lesson plans, enact them, fix lessons that aren't working, and try again. But unlike a lot of scientific practices, where you're only looking to expand your own knowledge, teaching allows us to expand the knowledge and understanding of others. I chose to enroll in a Post-Bac certification program so that I could do just that. My student teaching and subbing experiences were enlightening and fulfilling, and have left me ready to encourage even more young minds to love science. Thanks in advance!