Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Interview and school

My interview went well today for the ultimate summer job in my opinion. It is a teaching position at the college I graduated from. It would be teaching middle school/high school kids during their summer program. I can tell you that I was the most qualified- classroom and tutoring experience, experience working with low income kids, etc. etc. The other 2 candidates don't have the experience. One graduated last year and works as a vet assistant. She worked in student dining services during her undergrad. Then there is a guy who will be graduating in June and works at Bakers, a fast food joint. I know that I have the most qualifications it seems in my mind with several years of tutoring low income students and a few years subbing under my belt. I think my sample lesson plan I had to teach went very well. Either they'll go with most qualified or least perceived threat like the vet girl I'm thinking.

I went to school all dressed up tonight and everyone thought I looked nice. Lots of complements. Everyone is anxious to know if I got the job, so we're all adding each other on facebook because they want a status update if I did. I'm really getting to know these people well, and we're a fun group. We are constantly talking to each other while our teacher is talking off in her own little world. Tonight we were making fun of each other. They were teasing me for not procrastinating and being ahead on all the reading. Then the teacher singled me out for having the best paper and so there were collective groans, jokes, and "aaaaaaaaw how cute, Mike, Mike is the teacher's pet, Mike always goes above and beyond." Remember my partner, Mr. OCD from last quarter? The teacher was talking about students who are so hard headed, and always think they're right. I shouted his name out and the class laughed. We were talking about the different types of assessments and he joked about me being a hard grader in an assessment activity we did. I joked that he was the one who was setting the kid up for failure by boosting his ego by giving unfair grades simply because they are an English language learner or special ed. The class then told my partner what a bad guy he was for boosting the little kid's ego and setting him up for failure in the future when he realizes he is not as good at everything as people say. Fun times.

4 comments:

Aek said...

Good luck on getting the job! It definitely sounds like you should get it. :-)

Mind Of Mine said...

Good Luck! I will keep everything crossed for you X

Ian

www.mindofmine.co.uk

James said...

I used to get teased pretty bad, but it was only when I started my senior year and people started to realize I was getting the highest grade in every class. I played things really quiet, and close to the chest, cause that's who I am. But when people pressed me for my GPA and I nonchalantly said "4.0" they started to pay attention. (I didn't even know what a GPA was, really, I just knew mine was good.)

But the teasing got a lot softer when it came time to study for exams and homework and all the others wanted me about. ;) I got bought so much coffee and food...

Stephen Chapman... said...

Totally off topic but... It's coming!

http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/2010/05/may.html