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First ever lesson observation as part of an interview - advice needed

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by 700W, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I'm just about to finish a PGCE in Lifelong Learning.
    I went for a teaching interview last week and have made it through to the final stage [​IMG] I've now got to deliver a 15 minute micro teach session to a small group of learners.
    I have a rough idea of what the lesson is going to be like so I don't need any help with that but I was wondering what exactly are the observers looking for? Is there anything I need to make sure that I do? I'm teaching across two levels so I'll need to show differentiation.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Make sure you show progress above all. Try to make it really obvious what they've progressed in. Mini plenaries are important (even just a question here and there). Try to make your differentiation really obvious too, through outcome, task and support. With only 15 minutes to make your mark, make it fun and engaging too (although I'm sure you don't need telling that). I've found that having something on the board as they walk in makes for a swifter and less messy start to an observed lesson, so with that little time, would be really important.

    Best of luck!
  3. Thanks

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