Interview Length? Hi everyone, Been lurking around this site for a few years and finally took the plunge Anyway, I'm a new teacher, just got my certification a few months ago (social studies, yes I know should have gone math or science). I'm also a bit of an older new teacher (mid-late 30's). I just had an interview with a school district that seemed pretty short to me. I've only been on 1 other teaching interview so far, and the previous one was with 3 people and was about 30-40 minutes. This interview was the the department head, and went a little something like this: I was told what subjects they were looking for, they told me a little about the position, then asked me the following "tell me a little about yourself" - I tried to keep it short and we had a pretty ok back and forth but I could tell I was overexcited and probably talked a little to much. I was then asked what subjects I student taught, and was asked how my student teaching was and how it ended. I basically answered the student teacher questions by saying how I taught, how the kids responded and what they felt like my last day or so there.I was then asked if I had any questions, I had one, and that was it. The whole thing was maybe 10-15 minutes (and that includes the question I asked). I was told that the first interview is a "power interview" (I don't know what that is). I ended the interview by giving my electronic portfolio and that was it. I have absolutely no read on how it went, the shortness is concerning. It did seem like the interviewer attended the same college I did as they knew alot about it, and perhaps even did their student teaching at the same school I did. As I mentioned both I got nods of approval as if they had familiarity with it. So needless to say I'm confused and nervous about it. I've sent alot of resumes to school districts in the state and out of state and only had 2 calls/interviews in the last 6 months (though I guess I should feel lucky I've had 2 so far ), and i have very little experience with how to take what happened today.