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Dear Theo and all wise sages - lesson obs , advice, not ideas!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Ladykaza, May 19, 2012.

  1. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Dear all,
    I have a 15/20 min interview lesson to teach next week in a mixed year 2/3/4 class, subject my choice, and the focus being on my interaction with the children.
    My first thought was to do a maths, practical problem solving activity , as this is an area for development in the school. I have loads of ideas but I think they will all be too long!
    I have another couple of ideas up my sleeve ( literacy and PMFL) which fit better with the timeframe but I'm not sure if I'd be missing a trick by not focusing on the maths.
    What do you think??? Help

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done Lady K!
    Now, i wonder - is it REALLY not possible to do a truncated version? And then on your lesson plan show the continuation work - i.e. the rest of it? Just an idea!
    Well done again on getting your interview - we look forward to you starting a brand new thread called Dear Theo - I got that job!
    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.
  3. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    As always Theo, wise advice.... Think I just needed a virtual 'calm down, calm down'
    You are quite right of course, will try it out on my own lovely herberts this week, to check I've got the timing right and run it past my year 2 colleague - very small people are a bit out of my comfort zone! Thank you for your good wishes, I'm going to add my name to Lara's list, revise all your pointers from the seminar and cross everything that I can start that new thread next week.
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    We've often had this plea, but as this is a public forum, best not to discuss too much. My usual advice is always to go with something in which you feel confident (even better passionate about). Perhaps adapt a lesson you've had success with in the past. Ensure your lesson objective is clear, for you to plan, and for the children and the observer and that childrens' progress can be easily shown.
    Best of luck with it!
    Will be adding you to the Interviews Reminders thread tomorrow.
  5. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Thanks Lara, I think I knew the answer all along! Thanks too for including me in the interviews thread. I know it's down to me in the end but it's great to know happy thoughts are winging their way, everything crossed for Thursday and Friday.

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