I’m having a bit of an issue with interview lessons. Seems to me you have to include everything in a normal lesson, but make it explicitly obvious. So lesson objectives, clear explanations (with students you don’t know) aft, plenary etc. I get all that but Like all of us, my students are familiar with the kind of shorthand we use. I don’t have to say ‘if you feel that you have understood the lesson and can give examples of how to make progress, etc, draw a smiley face. A smiley face looks like this...) I can just say ‘do your smilies.’ So all these basics take longer. And my idea of a good lesson is for me to do as little as possible and for the students to do as much as possible. But interview lessons need to demonstrate your skill at explanation, behaviour management etc. So I can’t just differentiate the tasks and walk round supporting. And often, you don’t get the full 60 minutes of a lesson because it has to be set up by the school etc. So - what do you think is the solution?