Thursday, September 15, 2005

I've learned...

that even cloaked in anonymity, it is better not to say anything specific about the interview process, or share any juicy details here. But a word to the wise: If you are going to teach a bunch of kids you've never met before in a classroom that isn't yours, with the goal of impressing your potential future employers, and you've planned a hands-on activity and you need copies made, I strongly encourage you to show up more than 2 minutes before the scheduled lesson. That would give the head of the science department time to help you with copies and obtaining necessary materials, and to give you a few tips on how we get and keep our students' attention (since it IS hard to manage a group of kids you don't really know), and to introduce you formally to the kids and get them settled before you start.

But hey, if it's not that big a deal to you, I guess you could always just show up at the appointed time and wing it.

This might have been the most stressful lesson I've ever not taught!

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