The dust is finally settling and the packing has begun. I just learned this week that I've been hired to teach 7th and 8th grade gifted science next year at the school I wanted! This is definitely not where I thought I'd be a couple of months ago, but it is something that I've been wanting to do for a couple of years now. This past fall I became highly qualified in middle school science after having my qualifications for math for the past 5 years. I've loved being in 6th grade, but really wanted to dedicate my time to one subject (not that 2 subjects is much!)
The interview was nearly an hour, and after I was done I immediately began critiquing myself. I talk too much, maybe I wasn't serious enough, I've never taught junior high, I've never taught whole class gifted, I've never taught this science curriculum...heck, I'm not sure I would hire me! Needless to say, I was thrilled to find out that they were willing to take a chance on me.
Now, does anyone know of good gifted blogs??
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