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Dear Theo-What will they be looking for in an interview lesson?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by LucyEW88, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,
    Recently got myself my second interview (hurrah!) but they're asking for the mini lesson for me to teach a 45 minute lesson on any topic but the skill "the reliability of sources". They specifically said the topic is open so we can engage the kids. Will they be looking for an engaging topic, or will it be much deeper than that?
    What sorts of things will they be looking for?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done Lucy on getting that interview!
    Now for intelligent preparation, you need to read the clickables inside the Welcome thread. You'll see that one of them - the Tips one - has at the bottom some topics, one of which is: What are they looking for in an interview lesson. Read it - it's pretty common sense!
    You will obviously need to be engaging, but that on its own is not enough. You need to ensure above all learning and progress - and being able to show thatr. In 45 minutes you should have plenty of time to do this. You will also need to ensure that this L & P takes place for all the pupils, so differentiation will be very important.
    This book from Amazon - if you order now you can get it tomorrow - is very useful for observed lessons.
    Good luxk!

    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!

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