Talk about nervous. So this woman calls me right when they said they would. When my phone vibrated I almost crapped my pants. My hand was shaking so badly I could barely answer it.
She seemed really sweet, tho. I think she was from the district office, too and not the school. She said this was a standard phone screening that will apply to all positions for the entire district.
Which means if I mess it up, I won’t be considered for any of the other jobs in that district.
She said the phone call would be recorded and that to just answer honestly.
I could barely remember my own name let alone ANY experiences from my student teaching! It was all, tell me about a time in your classroom when you had to deal with a disruptive student, tell me about a time in your classroom where a lesson didn’t go well, tell me about your experience working and planning as a team…
um… um… um… uh… um…
I straight up lied. I had NOTHING else. I just started to tell her things that I thought she would want to hear. It was all “inspired” by my students and coworkers, but I don’t think anything I said actually happened.
What else could I do? Tell her, “Nope, sorry. I have zero experience and I’m not qualified”???
She kept saying, “good, that’s good” after my answers. I don’t know. I feel like puking.
She said that interviews will begin next week so I’ll know later today or on Monday if I got an interview.