Interview on Monday

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  1. DisLauraT

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    Hi everyone,
    I need some opinions!
    I am interviewing on Monday for a 1 year maternity leave position. The teacher is taking a year off. It is for third grade.
    The principal wants to make a decision that day because the school board meeting is THAT night.

    I taught at this school last year for a maternity leave and was told I did an excellent job. She wasn't the principal at the time, but she told me that she "heard wonderful things about me..."

    When she called for the interview she said it was going to be a different kind of interview where I will be analyzing data. This school uses AIMS Web and Rigby as a means of data, but am unsure of what else. Being it is third grade, I don't think I will look at ISAT data (Illinois).
    Anyone have any opinions? I really want to teach at this school.
    Thanks for any advice!
     
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  3. AlwaysAttend

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    If the standardized test scores are back maybe setting goals based on the data supplied within. I had to do something like that for next year already.
     
  4. MsMar

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    I think AlwaysAttend is on the right track, that they're going to want you to look at the data and then ask for teaching strategies based on the data. So for example I know we use AIMSweb for our DIBELS, so let's say you're given a DIBELS score you'll want to give advice. If fluency is low, what strategies will you use to improve it and how will you monitor progress?

    Good luck, and the good news is you know you won't have to wait days and days to find out!
     
  5. leighbball

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    I agree! We use Aimsweb for RtI and I'm sure my P would want to know how I'd work with my kids who were in certain levels such as begin immediate problem solving or being individualized instruction.

    Also, be sure to think about examples you have from your experiences so you can tell them how you know things work instead of just making up answers. Good luck!!!!!
     
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    Good luck!

    Even if standardized testing doesn't start until third grade, they can give you third grade scores and ask what areas you would focus on before testing based on the results of last year's students.
     
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    I don't really have any advice, but want to wish you luck anyway! :)
     
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    Same here! Good luck, let us know how it goes :)
     
  9. DisLauraT

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    I posted a thank you but it didn't send!
    Thanks for the advice! I think she may ask about some interventions in response to the data. I am nervous because most of my experience is kindergarten and first grade!

    I hope to have a good report tomorow evening...
     
  10. Aliceacc

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    Good luck today!!
     
  11. giraffe326

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    Good luck!
     
  12. DisLauraT

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    Well....


    I GOT AN OFFER!!!!
    I am so excited!! I accepted. The board meeting is tonight so hopefully my position will be approved.
    I don't know how this process works, but I am assuming it is a done deal!
     
  13. smalltowngal

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    Yay! Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats! What an interesting interview. And helpful to both sides. Best wishes!
     
  15. Aliceacc

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    YAYYYYYY! Congrats!!
     
  16. LMichele

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    Congratulations!
     
  17. Aliceacc

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    Oh,yeah....it's Lucky Monday!
     
  18. kcjo13

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    I'd be willing to bet there are a LOT of school board meetings tonight! That's probably a cause of "Lucky Monday"!
     
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    Congrats!
     
  20. leighbball

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    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  23. Rebel1

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    C'grats and good luck!
    Rebel1
     

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