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Posts Made By: Oboegal1
Board: The Job Search 05-23-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Oboegal1
"Tell Me About Yourself"

The dreaded first question, "Tell us about yourself". What do you say? I usually talk about my teaching history (9 years) and what I did in those positions, what I learned, etc, but I wonder if I'm...
Board: The VENT 09-29-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Mine!

Mine happened my second year of teaching, "She told me that I was going to Hell if I didn't stop tattling!" LOL
Board: Music Teachers 08-23-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Oboegal1
I agree!

I would not give a consequence for how he responds to the first consequence (ignore that). Also, don't call out the kid in front of the class, because then he has to save face with his friends by...
Board: The Job Search 06-07-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Oboegal1
I wish I had seen this earlier

I just came back from an interview for a specialist's position, and the questions I asked were about class length, how often I would see students, socioeconomic background, etc. I wish I would have...
Board: The VENT 06-03-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Three Months Off?

When I was a kid we used to get three months off for the summer. My current school gets 5 WEEKS off. Teachers start again mid-july, and we're still in school, we're done at the end of next week.
Board: The VENT 06-03-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Oboegal1
At Least....

Yeah, I'm not a fan of my room either, mostly because we have a huge mice infestation in our building... I find mice droppings on my desk when I arrive in the morning.
Board: The Job Search 03-21-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Yeah, I was once told at the end of the interview...

Yeah, I was once told at the end of the interview that they (the principal) "looked forward to working with me". I never got a call back, even after I called and left a message! Later, I learned...
Board: The VENT 02-11-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Role Model

I would talk to her before class or afterwards and explain that it would help if she would set an example for the kids. If she's interrupting you, then the kids might think it's okay to. Is she...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Yeah, music teacher here. A music expert, in...

Yeah, music teacher here. A music expert, in fact. Far from dumb.
Board: The VENT 12-17-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Oboegal1
We appreciate it!

As a music teacher, we really appreciate teachers that help out. Could you imagine if you had to manage 300+ kids if teachers did not help out on program night? Not to mention having to abandon my...
Board: The Job Search 11-30-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Oboegal1
You'll be fine!

I took a year long position my first year of teaching, and was looking over the summer. I had 11 interviews! I have since looked elsewhere and it goes down year by year since I'm higher on the pay...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Maybe Its not a bad thing

My principal will stop by and observe at least once every two weeks, and our curriculum director about once a week. I'm struggling a lot with upper grades in my inner city school, so my principal...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Observing

I spent the first 2-3 weeks observing while student teaching. This was in music, so it was a little different since I had different grade levels, but I learned so much from simply observing a...
Board: The Job Search 05-19-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Oboegal1
I Hate This Question

This is usually the first question in an interview. Usually, they want a bit of your background, what schools you've worked at, what you taught, etc. I usually just give a brief description of my...
Board: The VENT 05-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Oboegal1
This happened to me, too

I had this happen when I asked my AP to write one for me. He used the letter head of the school he was at previously, not the current one and there were all kinds of errors. I made his signature...
Board: The Job Search 05-11-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Oboegal1
I had this question, too

I had this question on an app last year and I wrote about budget concerns and how dropping enrollment affects schools and the money that the state allots each school. I'm an arts person and I've...
Board: The VENT 04-27-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Sub Emergency Folder

And maybe have a folder with activities/worksheets and a list of things the sub can do for various subjects so that you can just call in and not have to in at all?
Board: The VENT 04-20-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Oboegal1
The Best One!

The best tattle I'ver ever heard was, "Marie told me that I was going to Hell for tattling!" I do the same as the first poster.
Board: The Job Search 04-08-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Oboegal1
How is Phoenix?

I was just riffed from my current school due to budget cuts (I uprooted my family to move here!), and I'm starting my job search yet again. I saw an ad for Phoenix Public Schools. I'm currently in...
Board: The VENT 03-11-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Oboegal1
I think its Sleep Apnea

I just found out that I probably have sleep apnea due to how I was sleeping under anesthetic during a recent surgery. I usually have to have 10 hours of sleep on the weekends to wake up without...
Board: The VENT 03-11-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Book Recommendation

I'd like to add that over the summer, I suggest you read, "Teach Like a Champion". I discovered this book my second year teaching inner city schools, and it helped immensely with my classroom...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Indiana

In my state they have to let you know by May 1st, but in my past experiences, admin usually has the courtesy (or not?) to let you know around March. It was really hard having to work three extra...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Normal in an urban school

Last year when I taught in inner city, I had first grade boys with ear piercings. It was against our dress code, so they had to wear bandaids over them. I even had third grade boys with both ears...
Board: The VENT 02-17-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Oboegal1
Make Ups

We had to work President's Day due to making up cold weather days that we missed. We have 4 make up days this year.
Board: The VENT 02-13-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Oboegal1
I didn't feel very comfortable with teaching...

I didn't feel very comfortable with teaching until my 3rd and 4th year. I'm a specials teacher, and this is my 9th year, and I'm finally very happy at what I do, but it takes some time. I taught in...



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