I had an interesting interview experience for a school in Queens. They were hiring a middle school social studies teacher and they had over 50 teachers in for an open house. They also had 50 people at a session yesterday. First, they gave everyone a tour and then they broke us up in three groups and went around and asked three simple questions while we heard everyone else's answer. One of the questions was what was your favorite childhood toy and why. Then, we had to do a writing sample where they asked us to write out a lesson plan and then answer two short essays. They said they will pick some of us to come back on Thursday for more formal interviews. It was quite different than any other process I have been part of. The staff and administrators seemed really friendly with each other so I think they were looking for a good personality to fit in.....I was called about a .2 position as in a one-day-a-week position in a great district but I really would like something more than .2! The assistant superintendent is away so they will call when she returns.