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First Job Interview - antarctic vs artic

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by melissaleach, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Hello,
    I'm currently doing my PGCE and have my first interview on thursday, i'm very excited and also a little scared! I have to teach a 25min lesson to year 7 mixed ability students on comparing the Antarctic and the Artic, any ideas would eb much appreicated!
    Also anyone have any documents with questions that are often asked?
    Thanks so much for you help!
    Mel x
     
  2. Hello,
    I'm currently doing my PGCE and have my first interview on thursday, i'm very excited and also a little scared! I have to teach a 25min lesson to year 7 mixed ability students on comparing the Antarctic and the Artic, any ideas would eb much appreicated!
    Also anyone have any documents with questions that are often asked?
    Thanks so much for you help!
    Mel x
     
  3. Interesting topic. Remoteness and population would seem to be the key themes. The Antarctic is a very long way from any other land mass, and has no indigenous population. Several countries have lands and populations within the Arctic circle however. And of course, the Antarctic is a continent, the Arctic is not. The key question is how to approach the topic though ... mmm
     
  4. Also would be useful to know from which subject area you are teaching e.g. in science could look at different animal populations e.g. why don't polar bears eat penguins...
    James
     
  5. Come on James, we all know the answer to that one. It's because they can't get the wrappers off! [​IMG]
     
  6. Possible plenary could be to draw a two circled Venn diagram (Arctic and Antarctic) on the whiteboard and get the pupils to do a "pen relay" to complete as many points for one, other or both as they can remember from the lesson.
    To keep pace up, you can have 2-3 pens on the go. Then stop after three minutes and get the pupils to review and hands up for any answers they'd like to change or improve.
     
  7. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Whatever you do make sure you spell ArCtic correctly
     

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