I got an interview! Its tomorrow! YIKES!

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  1. klc92201

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    I have an interview tomorrow for a ELAR/coach tomorrow and I don't know where to begin.

    What type of questions do they ask for coaches?
    It is Middle school so what questions would I ask?
    What do I take with me? Resume, cover letter, references?

    OMG! I am so excited and nervous I dont' know how to prepare.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    YAY!!!!!!!!

    Deep breaths. You can't convice anyone you're right for the job if you stop breathing!

    You can bring it all with you- definitely copies of your resume, and the rest if you want. Keep them separate-- clipped together or in different folders in a bag of some sort in a briefcase or portfolio.

    It's in a school; be prepared for all the questions you knew you would get about teaching.

    One line of questionw would be: What's the job of the coach? How would I work with the classroom teachers? Would students be referred to me all year long, or would I have the same kids from now until summer?

    What are you wearing?

    Congrats!!
     
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    Good luck! Be yourself and go through the interview questions thread. It truly helped me prepare.

    Oh, and do everything else Aliceacc said.. ;)
     
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    yay...how exciting! Just be yourself and be confident! Make sure to ask lots of questions, they really like that. Ill keep my fingers crossed for you! :D
     
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    Good luck! That is awesome! Congrats! Best wishes! I will be thinking of you! yay! So exciting! I am sooo jealous! lol Good luck! I cannot wait to hear even better news next! Congrats!

    How did you get the interview, was it through e-mail?
    Congrats! I am so happy for you!
     
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    I don't have any advice, but I wanted to say Good Luck!!! Sending lots of good JuJu your way!!!!!
     
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    yes, it was through email. I emailed her yesterday afternoon with my new resume and CL. I had emailed her before with no response.
     
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    What type of coaching questions will they ask?

    Since it is a coaching job as well, would it be a stupid question to ask the schedule and how many hours a day I would coach vs. teach?

    How about if they have had tryouts yet?
    If they are beginners or have they played before (depending on the grade.)?
    For teaching they said it was for ELAR but that they could possible move someone around to open up math or science, should I ask about as well?

    Finally, how do I get past the question of preferences. I prefer math/science but will teach English?

    Finally, what is the ELAR literature or hot books right now?
     
  10. Aliceacc

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    Sorry; I thought you were a literacy coach!!!
     
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    LOL Alicea! It is a English/Lang Arts teaching position with coaching duties. One sport I know very well but the other one it has been a while. Everyone says I'll be fine.

    Oh, funny that I took all my drycleaning today so I will have a lot to choose from. I normally go for black slacks and a 3/4 sleeve shirt. I don't know if I still have a suit with a jacket anymore. I think I do but they are both brown and wintery.

    Heather
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Bring extras of your stuff b-c there may be additional people there who have not seen your info (brochure, resume, references). Also make sure you look at their website and gather as much info as possible. Good luck! :hugs:
     
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    Knock 'em dead tomorrow Heather!!!
     
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    Thanks, I am still "studying." I am so glad I went through their websites as they have a lot of their training material there. It is nice to know what examples I will be giving tomorrow. I am so excited. Now just too print my resumes and CL's.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck today!
     
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    Thank you everyone for the well wishes. The interview went great and I already got invited back on Thursday. I started a new thread there but I wanted to come over here and thank everyone for their support. Ya'll are the best! YUP, I'm in Texas. :)
     
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    :celebrate::celebrate:
     
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    Sounds great! Congrats on the 2nd interview! :)
     

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