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Interview please help

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by kirstynutton2003, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone,
    I have an interview on friday. I must teach a 30 min year 6 maths lesson, focusing on MA2 number objectives. Has anyone got any imaginative ideas. PLEASE HELP
    Struggling NQT
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done for getting that interview!
    However . . .
    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!
    So you will just have to sit down, think of what your aims are (including the Ofsted criteria - one of the links in the Interview clickables in the Welcome thread at the top of this Forum says what schools are looking for in interview lessons),
    Make sure you plan a lesson that enables children to 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 the Primary Forum on 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.
    Heads expect you to prepare your own lesson, so I'm afraid that you're going to have to sit down and work on it.
    But do go and look at the advice in the Welcome thread here on this Forum I am sure that when you stop panicking a little, you'll be able to think of things to do!
    Best of luck!
    Now read this thread:
    Outstanding in 30 mins?
    Best wishes
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    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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