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    By Jennifer

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    The best piece of advice that I can give you is to be confident. Don't let this guy shake you. If you are confident in an interview it translates to you being comfortable elading a group of children. Talk about strategies and be specific. What behavior strategies work for you, what decoding, etc... Be able to cite a lesson that worked very well and one that you chnaged after reflection. Be able to constructively point out your strengths and be realistic about a weakness, but again be confident in your abilities. I was in a similar situation. The superintendent of a school district I wanted to be in (and ended up in) was giving mock interviews at my college to prepare us. I spoke of a behavior strategy which was titled "Rules, rewards, punishment" he got hung up on the fact that the word punishment was used. He said that it was unprofessional for me to use that term and that it made me appear to be too severe. He then proceeded to tell me that there was no such thing. He marked me down and I was crushed. I checked w/ a prof who backed me up on the title. The worst thing was that I knew I was going to have to face this guy again because I had submitted a resume to the district. Luckily I got to interview with the board and got the job. I hope that things turn out as postively for you. Remember, be confident! Good Luck.

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