MWB wrote:Nothing you don't already know, I'm sure... Make sure your lesson is creative, but informative. Don't go crazy with bells and whistles trying to wow them. Make sure you know the content up and down. I assume they'll have the interviewers act as students, so expect one to ask a bunch of questions, one to be disruptive, and one to be inattentive. Handle each one appropriately and in a way that shows you care. In the interview part, don't try to BS. Be yourself and try to relate to the other teachers on the panel.
Do you know what grade level?
MWB wrote:Awesome news. How was the teaching part? What will the next step consist of?
count2infinity wrote:I always found it odd that I didn't have to do any practice lessons while I was applying for jobs, let alone lessons in front of actual students. I was strongly considered for 3 jobs, 2 offers and the other it was down to me and another teacher and the school board had the final say (she had relatives on the school board, guess who won...).
Pavel Bure wrote:count2infinity wrote:I always found it odd that I didn't have to do any practice lessons while I was applying for jobs, let alone lessons in front of actual students. I was strongly considered for 3 jobs, 2 offers and the other it was down to me and another teacher and the school board had the final say (she had relatives on the school board, guess who won...).
Yeah how bout getting a call a day and half ago that went that this, "Is this Pavel Bure?" Yes it is. "Okay, your interview is at 2:30 on Friday you'll be teaching whatever you would like in Math or Science to a class of 6th grade students and then have a formal interview afterwards." What? Who is this? I mean I'm fine with that. "Oh yeah this is Propel schools..." So I've been a bundle of nerves for the last 2 days.
Rylan wrote:c2i, did you have anything positive to take away from your teaching days? You always seem somewhat broken by it.
columbia wrote:But the Yankees have 27 World Series titles; advantage MWB.
MWB wrote:Wow, two demo lessons... I wonder if that's how a lot of schools do things now in PA? Just a guess, but the data team could be the group that goes over testing and other data for students. They may want to know how you would adjust your methods based on what the data shows for the kids. Do you know what type of testing they do at Propel?
My first job I met with the principal and then with the assistant super. I think they were just looking for a warm body. I had one interview in NC where I met with a panel including a couple teachers, principal, and counselor. Pretty basic interview, but they really wanted someone with a certification I didn't have. For my current job I met with the principal and then talked to the assistant principal over the phone. The principal apparently liked something about my resume because it was the second time he called me about an opening.columbia wrote:But the Yankees have 27 World Series titles; advantage MWB.
MWB wrote:Nice... what is stage 3?
MWB wrote:Seems like a pretty comprehensive interview process. Do Propel schools have a good reputation? I vaguely remember them when I lived there, but I think they were new then.