ESL job interview question: How much do you want to know about your students in order to be helpful to them?

Recommended answers:

(1) I want to know what they already know about the concept we are working on, their background and interests, what experiences they have had.


(2) I like to give every kid a new beginning when they walk into my classroom. So I wouldn't want to know of any previous behavior problems. I would only want to know information that would be vital for me to know.