My Interview

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  1. Jlyn07

    Jlyn07 Comrade

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    I had an interview for a reading position Monday and I think it went really well! It was with the P, the AP and the AIS facilitator and the P liked to talk. They asked more questions about class management than actual reading but I handled them well. It's a low income school so I think they've had issues with special area teachers not being able to 'handle' the kids.

    The one reading question they asked? What are the 5 elements of reading? And then the P says I'll give you one; I immediately said, no, you don't have to but he blurted out phonics and I rattled the rest off. They were literally impressed. I must have seemed shocked that they were so impressed because the P was like you'd be surprised at some of the answers we get to that question. I'm hoping that was a good sign!

    Here's the problem: the position is dependent on another teacher moving out of state. They are 99% positive she will be leaving but she hasn't formally resigned yet so everything is waiting on her. They said it could be a week or it could be sometime in August. UGH. How am I going to make it that long without knowing? I don't want to call because the P already seemed annoyed that he couldn't just hire someone.
     
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  3. SCTeachInTX

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    I hate that you have to wait... But at least with the 99% chance that the teacher is moving, you are almost assured a job. I know it is hard on you... you can't really count on it and it is hard on the P that wants to have someone in place. Wishing you luck!:)
     
  4. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Sorry about the waiting, but it sounds promising! Good luck!
     
  5. INteacher

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    Sounds like you had a great interview - hoping you don't have to wait long :)

    keep us posted
     
  6. Exclaimation Po

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    I'll have my fingers crossed for you.

    Let's all send strong "moving" thoughts to this teacher!

    *move* *moove* *moooooove*
     
  7. Kangaroo22

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    Sounds great! I hope this teacher formally resigns and you get some good news soon!
     
  8. leighbball

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    I hope you get good news soon! Sounds like a great interview :)
     
  9. mom2alex

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    It sounds like you did a great job in the interview. Hopefully they will hear from the teacher soon and they can hire you!!
     
  10. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Wow...sounds good. I wish you luck..

    What a weird question though for an interview...kind of like a quiz...we don't quiz people on our hiring committee...We'd ask about teaching literacy but wouldn't have asked a question like that...good for you though for knowing 'the right stuff'.

    Let us know what you find out. :thumb:
     

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