Thursday, March 09, 2006

Demo Complete, IQ test next

Mahabang kwentuhan nanaman!

This morning I made some final preparations and I was able to finish preparing for the demo that was scheduled for 3:05 pm. I arrived in Xavier around 2:30 and was directed to the TRC where I met Ferdie, who was scheduled for a second interview for 3:oo. From our conversation I found out that he is currently taking up his masters, and that he is also a professor. I hope I remember that correctly. He is from UP Diliman, which connotes smartness. He is applying to become a Science teacher or is it a Math teacher? Anyway we waited for a few minutes, had some small talk and then we were eventually called by the HR lady, who escorted us to the Principal's Office. While waiting for our respective appointments, another job applicant came into the room. His name is Dingdong, I think, and he studied to be a pilot but now he is applying to become a teacher because he took educational units. So the three of us waited, and entered into small chit chats. The conversation helped a lot in relieving some stress we all were feeling at that moment. Ferdie was the first one to be fetched for the appointment, we wished him luck and he did the same.

By 3:00 I was fetched by TJ, CLE 3rd year teacher, to 3G. As I left the room, I wished Dingdong luck. We went directly to the 3rd year floor.

TJ introduced me to the class and I started the demo. Of course I tried to follow my lesson plan and the PowerPoint presentation. Hopefully they liked what they observed from the demo. I had some problems with my English as sometimes I spoke incoherently, in slur, brocken grammar and cannot pronounce words properly. Maybe it was from the anxiety I was feeling. After the class, I was instructed to wait outside the Principal's Office for Ms. Santos. Ms. Santos came after a few minutes and we discussed a little about the experience. The conversation went something like, so you're tired, and I said yes. And then she asked if I was curious about the feedback, and I nodded in reply. She also asked about how the students were and I said they were agreeable. And then she told me that I still have to take a test. She told the secretary that I was being recommended for a test tomorrow morning, 8:00 to be exact. (I was so anxious I have a hard time remembering everything I have done during the demo and while talking to Ms. Santos.) She left me with the secretary and the secretary schedule me for a test in the TRC for tomorrow morning. The secretary also explained a little bit what will happen next. So I left Xavier thinking Ms. Santos didn't exactly give me any feedback, which is bothering me until now. I guess I just need to hear something about the demo. Oo nga pala, there were comments written by those who observed me, but I guess now is not the right time to know them. But I really am curious about what their opinions, comments or just even small suggestions.

Anyway, tomorrow I will go through the next phase which is the IQ test. I wish I could remember the entire hiring process as explained to me by the HR lady who interviewed me the first time. I feel doubtful about the IQ test. After that I might be called for hiring. I am hopeful, but at the same time I also feel a little carefree about it.

Of course as usual I reported everything to my parents, they were a little cranky tonight, maybe because of all the problems in Divisoria, or that I was too annoying. Anyway, they were their usual selves, as I am my usual self to them. I really smoked a lot today stressing before the demo and thinking about what the teachers think about the demo.

Correction, Ms. Santos is the CLE dep head. I don't know the Principal's name. But her face is familiar. TJ, Ms. Santos, Mr. Demegillo, the Principal, and I think 3 other teachers were there to observe the demo.


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