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  1. ShoelessGal

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    Elated

    I went to both interviews today. I don't really know where I stand with the first interview. It was for a math tutor position.

    The second interview went well. They didn't want to give me the teaching position because they felt I probably wasn't ready for my own classroom. Instead, they offered me an "intervention teacher" position.

    This actually sounds awesome. I'm thrilled!
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    :hugs: I'm not sure why they would have an intervention teacher cleaning toilets. :confused: To me, that should be working with a small group of students on concepts they may need additional help on. And intervention teacher is still a teacher (at least where I'm from).

    Keep your head up! A job will come along.
     
  4. Tasha

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    How odd, an intervention teacher here is a teacher that sees small groups and works with teachers in a somewhat similar way to our special ed co-teachers. Keep trying, things come up all the time. I actually started my job in December because a teacher was getting married and moving away. I called the principal every day for a week before she called me back and interviewed me, I started a few days later.
     
  5. ShoelessGal

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    Maybe I'm mistaken then...lol
     
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    Same here- our intervention teacher is our Title I teacher.
     
  7. ShoelessGal

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    Don't you need a SPED certificate for that?
     
  8. Tasha

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    Not as an intervention teacher, but that may vary state to state.
     
  9. ShoelessGal

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    It's not a paraprofessional job! I was mistaken! My mood has substantially shifted! I am pretty happy! Working with small groups for a year or two is probably a good thing to start with. :)
     
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    You don't need a SPED cert to be an intervention teacher here in TX, though that may be different from state to state.
     
  11. SCTeachInTX

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    Why did you feel that they did not think you were ready for a classroom?
     
  12. WanderinTeacher

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    Congratulations! I'd be elated to get an Intervention teacher position. At the schools I work at, they are teachers with more experience that are capable of helping struggling students.
     
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    Congratulations on your new position as intervention teacher.
     
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    Same here. I am not sure why they would think you wouldn't be ready for your own classroom. Being an interventionist is challenging in its own way and requires a lot of skill and tact to be dealing with so many people.

    Congratulations!
     
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    I have worked as a reading intervention teacher. I didn't expect to like it, I just liked the school. I actually loved it. Now I'm going into special education.
     
  16. Johari's Window

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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Congrats! I was on the same boat as you. I interviewed for 7th gr Reading and didn't get the position. I was bummbed. The P then called (a few days later) and told me she wanted me for an ESL position and thought I'd be the best fit for that instead. Being a former ELL student myself, I am so excited to be their teacher!
     
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    Congratulations!!!

    Add your name to the jobs list if you haven't already!
     
  19. ShoelessGal

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    lack of experience...I've only student taught and it was 4th grade. The position was for 2nd grade and I don't have much experience there so it is understandable.

    I really like working with small groups so this could be a blessing in disguise. :)

    Thanks everyone!! :)
     
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    No disguise...it's a total blessing!!!
     
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    Congrats on the job offer!

    I would definitely figure out why they didn't think you were ready for a classroom and work on proving that you possess those skills this year.
     

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