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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by sap79, May 30, 2012.

  1. Hi I have an interview for a nursery teachers job - it's my first ever teaching interview so i'm v nervous. I have to plan and deliver a 20min session based on a traditional tale for 23 children of varying abilities - I am planning to do the gingerbread man and have an array of ideas for activities but i'm now thinking that 20mins is a very short amount of time to read the story, do an activitiy and have all the children back on the carpet for a plenary. Would it be better to do story, introduce pie corbett style actions, use props, masks etc together as a whole group? or back to my original idea of story (have them joining in with refrain) then group activities involving decorating gingerbread people, sequencing story with props, acting out the story with masks and then back to the carpet for quick recap on sequence? any help or advise would be fab
     
  2. Hi I have an interview for a nursery teachers job - it's my first ever teaching interview so i'm v nervous. I have to plan and deliver a 20min session based on a traditional tale for 23 children of varying abilities - I am planning to do the gingerbread man and have an array of ideas for activities but i'm now thinking that 20mins is a very short amount of time to read the story, do an activitiy and have all the children back on the carpet for a plenary. Would it be better to do story, introduce pie corbett style actions, use props, masks etc together as a whole group? or back to my original idea of story (have them joining in with refrain) then group activities involving decorating gingerbread people, sequencing story with props, acting out the story with masks and then back to the carpet for quick recap on sequence? any help or advise would be fab
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Hi there, and well done for getting that interview!
    Sorry, but . . . I don't give help, ideas, comments or ANYTHING about interview lessons.
    And I don't suggest that any other poster does, either.
    There are 3 main reasons for that:
    Firstly, it's got to be you, and your ideas, so that you feel comfortable about what you're doing, and so that the school sees you, and not me or somebody else.
    And secondly and more importantly, because <u>you</u> are the expert here, not me!
    Here is a tip from someone who is an expert - this might be useful:
    Interview lesson in Reception
    So you will just have to sit down, think of what your aims are and include the Ofsted criteria .
    Make sure you plan a lesson that enables children to learn and progress, and have a plan that you will press on the observer that includes differentiation, just in case you don't get round to using it in the lesson itself.
    And a third reason is that this is a public forum, and other candidates for the same job might see the suggestions too . . . and wouldn't you look daft doing the same thing!
    One of the other Heads on this Forum recently had 4, FOUR, candidates who used a lesson that they had got from here. She recognised it.
    Wouldn't have mattered if she hadn't, because all 4 of them did the same thing, which sort of gave the game away.
    So if someone puts on here some ideas, someone else might see them and copy them.
    Best of luck!
    Do go to the Welcome thread and read the general advice in the Interview clickables.
    And then read this: * * * * * Teaching a lesson at interview * * * * * It's near the top of the Forum always.
    Do read this thread too :
    Safeguarding and Child Protection - the questions, NOT the answers. (Bump it when you've finished reading it)
    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.
     

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