Would you be interesting in getting involved in after school activities? If so, which ones?

Sample Answer: Yes, absolutely. I have lots of skills that can be applied to after school and extracurricular activities for the students at this school. From coaching or helping to coach the academic team to sponsoring the cheerleading squad, I would love to get involved wherever I am needed. I believe that being involved with students beyond the three o’clock bell is important for establishing rapport and trust, and besides, it is so much fun!

Tip: School districts are always on the lookout for those teachers who are willing to give more of themselves than what their paychecks provide. Coaches, sponsors, leaders – they’re all needed and in vast numbers. It is also a good idea to be willing to attend school events, like ball games or track meets. This shows that you support the school.

It's important to note that while getting involved in extracurricular activities is often favorably looked upon, it is not necessary to get the job. If you are the kind of person that just wants to get your feet wet and get used to the whole teaching thing before deciding if you can take on more responsibilities, that is perfectly fine. As always, it's best to just be honest.