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Habitat lesson ideas-INTERVIEW

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by charlielou3, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Hi. I have an interview on Monday and have to teach a mixed year 3/4 class on something based on habitats. Does anyone have some really good creative ideas? This will be for my first teaching post and I really want to get this job.

    I have one idea, I would show the children different habitats and then get them to choose one and design an animal/plant that is perfectly suited to living in that habitat. I would get them to draw the animal/plant and annotate it.

    Do you think that it would work?

    Any advice and feedback would be very appreciated.

  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I see you haven't even considered your learning objective, which should come first before any thought of your activity. Nor have you indicated how much time you have - is it a full hour - or 15/20/30 mins, as is common for interview lessons?
    My personal view is that it's too vague - 'showing' them habitats and expecting them to identify features common to a specific animal (even a made-up one) isn't likely to elicit understanding of what kinds of creatures might live there unless you direct very heavily.
    As I said, begin with a LO - what. exactly, would you like them to learn/understand by the end of your session? What will you teach them and how? What kind of activity is likely to lead to achievement of your LO?


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