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Lesson Plans

Re: Job Interviews

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JConley957 (JConley957)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 18:48:48 EDT

Bunki (and job hunters)

I agree 100% about your advice on job interviews. I took a lot of student
work on my first (and only) interview and I honestly believe that it made a
LOT of difference. The student work was from my student teaching (some
borrowed-some the students just gave me-some were photographs). I also
included sections from my personal portfolio. The letters, transcripts, etc.
in my interview didn't have half the impact that the artwork had! The
interviewer spent almost 2/3's the time with me looking at student work. It
was though he had never really "held" artwork and he seemed to really enjoy
the experience.

So, to all you new college grads, listen to Bunki's advice! Go ahead and take
the stuff your professor recommends, BUT, add some photos and actual student
work (if possible) to your collection. A few lesson plans (I even taught the
interviewer to draw a few simple objects during my interview to demonstrate
how I would teach kids) and some photos of student displays. Show confidence
in your abilities, a desire to work with kids, and, ask a few questions. (You
may not want to do the "yearbook" or coach the swim team as part of your
teaching assignment. :-)

Jay Conley
Brighton High School
Brighton, Colorado