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Dear Theo: Learning objective for an interview lesson?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by jellybears, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. jellybears

    jellybears New commenter

    Hi Theo,

    I have an NQT interview on Monday where I'm considering teaching a certain type of poetry to a Year 3 class. I'm struggling to link it to a learning objective from the curriculum. Do learning objectives have to be taken directly from the curriculum or can I make one up myself? Both of my placement schools have had different opinions on this and I'm unsure of best practice.

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I'm afraid that I couldn't possibly advise you on that - you'll have to take your decision based on what will be best for the lesson.

    But jolly well done for getting an interview - you have already impressed them! And just to finish off impressing them, here is my list of advice articles on interviews.

    Interviews advice: I have included here links that may not be relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.

    3. Preparing for Interview I suggest that you read these in this order

    Does calling for a reference mean that you've been shortlisted for interview? ***NEW ***

    Help, I've got an interview! *** The basic advice ***

    Teaching an observed lesson at interview

    Using mind-mapping for interviews *** The best-loved advice ***

    Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question? *** Read and note this ***

    Daft Interview Questions

    What shall I wear to the interview?

    Interviews – making a positive first impression

    How do you decide who to appoint?

    What excuse can I give for going to interview?

    Child Protection: the questions, NOT the answers

    A typical Child Protection Policy

    Two interviews and a dilemma

    Interview feedback - they blamed my experience, but they knew that when they shortlisted me!

    SLT interviews - possible questions

    In-tray exercises. Deputy Head

    Assistant Head interviews

    General interview questions

    Questions to ask at the end of your interview

    On here we have a very nice tradition that when you actually get a job, you started a brand-new thread (not adding it to this one - a brand-new thread) where you told us your good news. You call it Dear Theo - I got that job! and this gives everyone a chance to congratulate you. It also gives them hope and inspiration for their own jobseeking, to see you successful.

    Make sure you congratulate someone when you see a thread like that!

    So I will end by saying that we look forward to seeing your Dear Theo - I got that job!

    Best wishes

  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    It's your chance to shine, so trust in your own ability to decide what you think is an important objective for the children to succeed in by the end of the session.
    Showing this may well help impress them. Though you might be guided in a certain direction by looking at some curriculum objectives for ideas.

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