Ask a friend or family member to double check your work. What do you believe would be your role, as a teacher, in addressing this challenge? There is also a lot of competition for new positions with Teach for America people. I plan to be an ever-present helping hand that will support them through their challenges in the classroom.
In other words I tried to retake them before I was ready.
The disparity between the have and have-nots is overwhelming. What did you learn from this experience that might help you to ensure high academic achievement for all of your students?
Before the Obama stimulus money, there were rumors on many boards that they were going to cancel the program for this year, for many people including myself you received a noticed of deferred decision, with a final decision by March or April in past years you got a simple "up or down" about weeks after your interview and it was "rolling" where the sooner your apply, the better your chances.
By the time the original December 5 deadline for finding a job came around, a little less than were still without jobs.
I do not claim to know all the answers, nor the unique challenges this subgroup of students face on a daily basis. It is my mission to develop youth into young leaders.