ARRGH! I am so frustrated with myself right now. I always prepare for interviews. I know exactly how to answer the standard questions. The night before and in the car before I enter the building I'm going over my list of answers to, say questions about classroom management. Then I'm in the room with the panel and go completely blank and burble out nonsense about clip charts and consistency and forget all my finer points and all of the teaching lingo! The more I want the job, the worse it gets. I spent years as a corporate recruiter before getting my teaching license, but it's so different on the other side of the table, especially when you're facing five or six people. I always leave the room on the verge of tears. I wish I could bring notes with me.