Good Bye Amazing ELA Students! Wish me luck on the job search! Ms. Ruiz
A True Satire "The Job Search"
This was the best Student Teaching class ever!
We will contact you soon!
Two weeks later, " At this time we have decided to move forward in another direction. "
First, phone interview. Second, the Charter School had me demonstrate lesson plans for two high school ELA periods. Third, sit down interview.
Great Job! Will speak soon!
1. Yes! I speak Spanish fluently and its between you and one other canidate!
2. Phone interview with principle in English! Check!
Next District: Wants an ELA teacher that is a proficient Spanish speaker to teach two Spanish electives, and three ELA.
3. Skype interview with principle and Spanish associate in English and Spanish. Passed!
5. Perform a written exam in Spanish and then give a project based Lesson to 6th graders.
4. Interview and presentation done in English, and Spanish in front of a panel of eleven members.
True Story. "We regret..."
The following district had a more traditional interview, and demo lesson. Fortunately, it was on the last day of school for an 8th grade class with behaviors such as throwing the materials I brought for the lesson, shouting across the class, all while the Principal chats with the normal teacher of the class in the back of the room. Yes, I tried every behavior management strategy I had... not even a rejection email.
Show them your websites, make a business card, bring your portfolio, cancel work that day.
Answer clearly, be positive, smile, use logical responses. Don't be nervous, slow down when you speak.
Don't take too long to answer, stick to the point, look cheerful!