August 9, 2012

The Interview Scramble

I really shouldn't be writing this post, but if procrastination were an Olympic sport, I would be a great contender for the gold medal.

I just wanted to let ya'll know that I have an interview today! It's for a middle school ELA position at a charter school. I don't know much about the school, but what I do know is certainly not ideal (low pay, under-achieving, Saturday school, really early start time). 

Earlier this week, I reluctantly applied for the position online thinking, "something is better than nothing, right?" and never expected a call. Much to my surprise, the principal called yesterday around 4:00 and asked me to come in for an interview and to teach a lesson. He asked if I was available yesterday or today, and I asked him if I could do this afternoon so I could spend the morning putting together a lesson. 

Now I'm scrambling to put together a formal lesson plan (which I haven't done since grad school) that I can teach to adults in 15 minutes that will give them a sense of my teaching style. No pressure or anything. Oh... and I have only my electronic files to work with because all my teaching stuff is in storage. Awesome. 

And I can't help but laugh at myself because I have reverted back to my college days... the house is spotless, laundry is mid-cycle, bills are all paid, our paperwork is organized in the file box, I rectified Babe's paycheck (something I do weekly... just not usually this fast), tonight's dinner is prepped for cooking... and these are all things I've done since receiving the interview call. 

It's not that I haven't been thinking about my lesson... it's just that I haven't committed anything to paper quite yet.

Okay, no more procrastination...

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