Desperate Times...

When I was in college, I had three different student teaching semesters as part of my program of study. The first one was in a resource room, and I decided then and there that I would NEVER do resource room because I really hated it. Well guess what? I just interviewed for a resource room position. Not only is it a resource room position, but it's a MIDDLE SCHOOL resource room position. Just shoot me now, will you?

The fact is, I'm terrified of getting this job, and I'm terrified of NOT getting this job. I officially have no more interviews lined up.

3 comments:

Irrational: A Math Teacher's Notebook said...

Don't sell out on Middle School before you give it a try. I was fully aimed at high school but got my first job at a middle school. Like you, I needed a job NOW, so I took it. Everyone told me how horrible it was going to be and that middle school is the worst. Well, I have to tell you, I love it. I'll be starting my third year in a couple of weeks. My husband and I will be moving to another state in the next year or two, and I only intend to look for middle school positions. The nice thing is, if you find you like it, there are often many more jobs at that level =). Good luck. I'll be looking to see what happens.

Sandi said...

I bet you are a great teacher and you could be such a blessing to those middle schoolers.

Another Mr. Opus said...

My first position was 7th-8th grade junior high language arts. Can you say adorable and crazy at the same time?!? I DESPARATELY WANTED A TEACHING JOB OF ANY KIND. I had a two course background in English in college (freshmen English and a creative writing class). My major was high school history/psychology. In those days you could teach ANYTHING with a teaching degree and the administration used that to their advantage. It took over 15 years to get to the high school and several more to the history department and out of the English department and another 10 years to teach high school psychology. I've taught history of some kind a bit. I have taught everything from nobody like em or want em classes to classes that I am not even sure were in a curriculum, but there I was. Can you say drivers training? Can you say special needs? How about study hall? I was the point man on retainer rescue during my years in the lunch room and I can run a mop and broom like a pro (valuable skills to learn when raising my own children). That reading lab position was a dream. I can read like a wizard and I got to touch the lives of every student in the 7th grade for years. I bump into those darlings as adults and they still thank me for learning how to read and read well. I belive they did learn a thing or two during my time teaching study skills and so did I. I was always "encouraged" by the principal that you didn't teach classes you taught kids and to go out there and make a difference in their lives. He was so sly. Teaching is teaching no matter what the subject. Go git em girl it is almost September. I am feeling dizzy already...

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