[nobe-l] Interview tips

Michael grunze michael.grunze at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 03:21:59 UTC 2011

I think many first year teachers have classroom management growth to do. IN 
terms of being blind, I'd say don't draw attention to it. I don't even tell 
them until the interview process because even though they're not supposed to 
discriminate, they do subconsciously. It's just human nature. I figure, just 
be yourself, and the job will come. In the interview, play towards your 
strengths. Think back to student teaching and remember what you did for 
classroom management there. It's tough getting a job now in any field, so 
just give it time.


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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:56:16 -0500
From: Faith Manion <faith_manion at hotmail.com>
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I was emailing in hopes of receiving some suggestions/ tips from blind 
educators who are already working in a public school.  I recently graduated 
and I am searching for a teaching job in KY.  I am certified to teach 
English grades 5-12, and from what I have heard, I am the first blind 
educator in the state to search for a position in a public school.  I have 
had several interviews this summer, but I have not landed a job.

Does anyone have any suggestions/ tips?  I fear that principals may fear 
giving me a position because I am a first year teacher and I am blind.  I 
have also stated, when asked, that a growth area is classroom management, 
which I think concerns some principals, but I feel like that is very 
typical.  My strengths are in my content knowledge and teacher/ student 
technology use.

Thanks for any help
Faith Manion


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