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10 mins observed lesson - fractions or character description?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by baileysonice, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. baileysonice

    baileysonice New commenter

    I've got an interview for a maternity cover post next week in an outstanding school. I'm planning to do my 10 minute observed lesson on fractions rather than the other option of a character description. It's a mixed ability Y4 class - do you foresee any pitfalls to my choice? Thanks for any advice anyone can offer - I really want this job!
     
  2. baileysonice

    baileysonice New commenter

    I've got an interview for a maternity cover post next week in an outstanding school. I'm planning to do my 10 minute observed lesson on fractions rather than the other option of a character description. It's a mixed ability Y4 class - do you foresee any pitfalls to my choice? Thanks for any advice anyone can offer - I really want this job!
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    The only pitfall I can think of is that you underconfident & that the interview panel could be looking for a literacy specialist-unlikely as they've given you a choice.
    If maths is your strength, I would always go with something you feel confident in & show off your abilities.
     
  4. Everyone at my school groans over fractions as something very hard to teach, but to be honest I think that it could work in your favour - it's a really obvious thing to use different learning styles for, and the children will be able to self-assess at the end. The only problem I forsee with either option is trying to show progress in 10 minutes!!
     

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