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Discussion in 'General Education' started by Ms.Holyoke, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. miss-m

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    Then no need to go to any more interviews! Enjoy the feeling of having a job next year without having to stress about the job hunt anymore!
     
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    Maybe I am just being paranoid! I wish they gave me a letter of intent or some kind of confirmation.
     
  3. miss-m

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    I never got an official offer letter with my job last year. It was a verbal offer from HR, which I accepted over the phone. The first written confirmation was my contract, which arrived about a month after I accepted.
     
  4. Been There

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    I don't mean to sound cynical, but this was my first lesson about the education world: Lower your expectations or as I use to remind myself, expect the unexpected.
     
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    Ok so I got off the phone and everything seems set. It is a 6th grade job at a school that seems like a good place to start.

    I asked for a letter of intent from the STEM director who seemed confused about why I was asking but he said he would get one to me in a few days.
     
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    Congratulations!!! I think you made the right choice. Were you offered the job by the STEM director and not the district's personnel director? This may explain his confusion - unfamiliar with such letters. Just be sure that the personnel dept. is on the same page.
     
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    Yes, I got the offer from the stem director and it's at the school of the principal I met today.
     
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    If I was the STEM director I would've said "YOU'RE NUTS!!!" to you lol.
     
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    I don't think it's abnormal to ask for a letter of intent. I will need one as I start to look for apartments.
     
  10. svassillion

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    I agree with PP, dont schedule any more interviews. One thing Ive learned from my principal is that Ps have a strong network. You never know who knows who
     
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    I had an interview scheduled tomorrow from a while ago. Is it too late to cancel?

    I will email to cancel my May 9th interview.
     
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    It's better to cancel now than to waste everyone's time.
     
  13. Ms.Holyoke

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    This district is a long shot for a job but I may want to work here eventually. Do you think canceling now would burn bridges?
     
  14. miss-m

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    No, it’s just not the right time. A few years down the road they won’t remember that you cancelled an interview.
     
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    Cancel any interviews you already have scheduled, even those that are within the next 24 hours. Do not accept any more interviews. From now on, when you get an offer to interview, reply that you appreciate being considered but that you have already accepted a position.

    Don't worry about having a letter of intent to ensure you have the job. That's not the norm in education. If you need an official offer letter with indication of your salary in order to secure housing, ask for that specifically. Don't let them sense any anxiety you have about them not following through with the offer.
     
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    Congratulation! Sounds like you made the right decision for you. Be happy because now everything else can fall into place.
     
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    Maybe I should start a new thread for this, but I have no idea where to start when it comes to prepping for next year!! I feel very unprepared.
     
  18. miss-m

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    Get really acquainted with your standards and curriculum if possible
     
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    If you are in a district like mine, another teacher will just hand you what you need to do.
     
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    I strongly suggest reading Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler.
     
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