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20 minute lesson

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by artbot, May 2, 2012.

  1. I have to do a 20 minute lesson for 1/2 Year mixed ability-I was thinking of doing number bonds using treasure-gems in cups: children in pairs_x2 children one presenting the gems the other counting up then swapping-I cant my head around it though-any ideas?? I just need a little help as I am weary after completing so many job applications...
     
  2. I have to do a 20 minute lesson for 1/2 Year mixed ability-I was thinking of doing number bonds using treasure-gems in cups: children in pairs_x2 children one presenting the gems the other counting up then swapping-I cant my head around it though-any ideas?? I just need a little help as I am weary after completing so many job applications...
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Can see you're weary and frustrated by your other post!
    Right, so first thing is, to get that 'happy, confident face' into position. 'Whenever I fool the people I fool myself as well. . .' Acting and teaching have a lot in common and you need to get into 'acting mode'.
    Then, you're obviously an experienced teacher who knows how to teach, you just need to put it into terms of an 'observed lesson'.
    First criteria to consider is 'What are you teaching? What will the children have learnt during the lesson? (the WALT or Lesson Objective/Lesson Focus etc. ) That will drive the whole lesson. (Deliberately vague as this is a public forum and we don't post too many ideas in case someone at the same interview does the same thing!)
    Then how will you teach it ? (main body of the lesson) How will you check the progress of the children? (the plenary)
    Children making progress is what the observer will be looking for and you need to make that very obvious, both in your lesson plan and during the lesson itself.
    Come on now, you can do it!
     
  4. I could be so close it hurts-Like the summit is just a few yards away but I feel I am crawling!I
    Will look at what u have said and come with a plan-I just hope that the other candidates dont come in again and say (to the head) " Oh , Hi" what are u doing here, its lovely to see you.."etc etc-Its VERY off putting and annoying plus it might not be me at all but the others are a cheaper option-I am considering putting down my wage in the next wave of applications, thats how bad we are at the moment.
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    This might be difficult. I was considering this several years back and approached a couple of Heads and later Union Reps and was told 'Not possible'! With the rise of academies who can set their own pay and conditions, things may change and the government have already started making murmurs of 'regional pay' ,so things may be different and the national Pay Scale may dease to exist, but until that date. . .
    Strangely, I cannot reduce the amount I am willing to work for as a teacher, yet <u>can</u>, perfectly legally and with the Unions' sanction, work at a hugely reduced pay level as a TA, even if I have teaching qualifications![​IMG]
     
  6. I am not sure I want to-however it is complex as on the independent scale at presnt and sort of long term supply and QTS from april (OTT) but waiting confirmation-did i realise teaching would be SO complicated in the UK????
    have been on the highest point on the unqualified scale before which I think is &pound;25,000 something I was hoping for &pound;27,000-what should i do when it comes to putting wage on the application forms?? R they hiring cheaper candidates??-I have 10 years experince so technically I should be on &pound;33,000 or so that is why we are struggling so much on the one wage-I dont wont to rant on the infairness of this syem for OTT's in australia I have been told I woul dbe payed for 10 years NOT 1st year so the auzzie v UK arguement raises it ugly head for us AGAIN!
    thanks for your suport very worried at present so appeciate your advice and Theos......
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    ArtBot - I am not a Primary specialist, so will only answer the question on the last post of yours.
    No, you cannot offer to go down the teacher's pay scale in a maintained school in England and Wales.
    An Independent school, a Free school or an Academy might be open to negotiations, however.
    N.B. I have sent you a message; look in your inbox at the top of the page.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I am contributing to the Moving into SLT and Headship seminar on 5th May
     

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