So, tomorrow comes another one, another interview. This one will be number 6; my sixth, and possibly last, interview. So what am I going to do differently this time? Flower-up my introduction? Sell my life experiences a little more? Talk about my love for technology and how I plan to integrate it into the classroom?
I feel like I’ve done well on my previous interviews, but obviously I am lacking in some areas. Perhaps I scare the interviewers a little; maybe I come off a little too strong. I love to instill my passion into the interview, but maybe that comes off as too aggressive. I also try to discuss my love for the 21st Century Classroom. Perhaps this hurts me a little simply because our district is a little behind the curve when it comes to integrating technology.
Is it my age? Does the fact that I am a 46 year old, first time teacher, scare away perspective employers? Or perhaps I intimidate people a little because of my 22 years of military service? I hope not, because I have no way of overcoming those shortcomings.
Enough dwelling on the past; now it is time to focus on tomorrow. I pledge to do nothing different! If the interviewers are not sold on my passion and my vision I present in my interview, I will not change simply to get a slot. I wear my passion on my sleeve, and if that is intimidating to some, so be it! I am resolved to getting a position on my terms. I worked hard to get to this point and I do not want to earn a teaching spot under false pretenses. I love education and will eventually get a full time position, somewhere. So look out Croton Elementary School HERE I COME!!!!