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Interview lesson...would you include worksheets? Dear Theo?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by computer2000, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. computer2000

    computer2000 New commenter

    Hi. I have 35 min observation...practical subject - music...would you advice to include worksheets? I normally preoare lesson around singing and practical activities but perhaps i could inckude a bit of written work ?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Personally I think worksheets are Death.

    In any sort of lesson . . .

    If you feel the need (in 35 minutes? It'll take'em that long to find their pens!), I wouldn't use a worksheet.

    Why don't you have as part of the lesson plan Follow-up work, which would include writing?

    P.S. Have you been to Jobseekers and found all the interview advice articles? Tag me @TheoGriff on there if not, and I'll give you the link.

    Best wishes

  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    As Theo says, there is a big difference between written work and worksheets. If you want to include some written work, go for it (although personally I think a nice practical lesson would be just as good), but no need for a worksheet that will make everyone's written work look the same.
  4. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    35 minutes and you want worksheets? A micro writing exercise might be useful, but in 35 mins you don't want to be giving them worksheets.
  5. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    As a History teacher, on interviews I have included templates for source work, but the problem with a work sheet is it is essentially you doing all the work for them.
  6. Izzy121

    Izzy121 New commenter

    My best advice (as a drama teacher), is to keep it mega simple for an interview lesson. My most successful interview lesson ever did include worksheets - but they were practical scripts with very brief instructions on, and just served to speed up my delivery slightly. The biggest mistake I make with interviews is over planning & running out of time. 35 mins is shorter than you think!
  7. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    I wouldn't bother, particularly not for something like music, unless it was a score, or song lyrics, I wouldn't expect students to write anything in a music interview lesson
  8. poltergeist

    poltergeist New commenter

    I'd say definitely not worksheets - but if you want them to write something down in a way that captures progress, get them to do it on a post-it at the end. Good luck!

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