Help! I'm interviewing for a 2nd grade position today....

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  1. Ms.E

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    I recieved a call this morning to interview for a 2nd grade position, I have not taught 2nd grade... I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips when I go in for the interview? Thanks!!!
     
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    They will probably ask about how you would teach literacy, ideas about math, classroom management. Integrating technology is another area that is a 'hot button'. Be informed on buzz words like differentiated instruction, have some ideas about assessment of learners...
     
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    I agree wth czacza on the interview points, but be the part in the interview - speak clearly, control the hands and arms, eye contact, and if you don't know the answer to something or feel uncomfortable with a question, don't downplay yourself - try to come out of the question smelling like roses.
     
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    How did it go, Ms.E?
     
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    Well...considering I got the job, I think that it went great!!!! Thanks for all the advice, it really helped....This will be my first year teaching and I am excited I get to do it in 2nd grade!
     
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    COngrats! In my opinion it is the best grade to teach! Enjoy it!! :)
     
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    Congrats!!! That's WONDERFUL!!
     
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    Congrats Ms. E!!! This is my first year teaching too and I am also teaching second. Where in VA will you be teaching? I am from VA.:)
     
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    Congratulations MsE! :D

    I'm going to be a first-year teacher in second also. :)

    Good luck.
     
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    Yea... I love 2nd grade. I will be going into my 4th year teaching 2nd grade. Congratulations and good luck!!!:cool:
     
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    Yay! Excellent news, Ms.E! I love second grade also. I loop from first to second and so enjoy it! Congratulations!!
     
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    Congratulatiions!!! Second grade has always been my favorite. Enjoy your year!!!
     
  14. Ms.E

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    Thanks everyone! I am looking forward to this year! ErikaG- I am from Richmond, but I got the job in Tappahanock (Essex County)- It is near the river and I love the river!
     
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    Congrats again! I have family in Richmond. I was born in Newport News but spent most of my childhood in Hopewell. I have been in Columbia for the last 14 years.

    I think that second grade is going to be great!
     
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    :2up: Congratulations!:2up: 2nd grade Rocks!:up:

    Sorry these smilies are just too much fun.
     

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