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Interview

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Sharon75, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Can anyone offer some advice.... I have an interview on Weds. I have to teach 15 mixed ability Y5s for 30 mins. The subject is numeracy - specifically a lesson where the children can use "because" in their answer..........
    I have planned a couple of lessons, but not convinced by any of them ("magic sqaure" "the answer is 24"; "join 4 numbers"; "how many flags?)
    but don't feel that they:
    a) are conducive to a creative curriculum or
    b) could be completed in the allocated time.

    Can anyone tell me if I am on the right road? Or offer alternatives
     
  2. Can anyone offer some advice.... I have an interview on Weds. I have to teach 15 mixed ability Y5s for 30 mins. The subject is numeracy - specifically a lesson where the children can use "because" in their answer..........
    I have planned a couple of lessons, but not convinced by any of them ("magic sqaure" "the answer is 24"; "join 4 numbers"; "how many flags?)
    but don't feel that they:
    a) are conducive to a creative curriculum or
    b) could be completed in the allocated time.

    Can anyone tell me if I am on the right road? Or offer alternatives
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done for getting that interview! Great news.
    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 Tips clickable in the Welcome thread says what schools are looking for in interview lessons),
    Take a look also at my Possible interview questions clickable in the Welcome thread
    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!
    Best of luck! I look forward to you starting a thread that says: Dear Theo, I got that job!
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    As Theo says it's not good to say specific ideas for all the reasons he lists.
    However, you have been given a clear remit- Numeracy a lesson where the children can use 'because'. So, think which thinking skills the children will need to use 'because' & use one of the ideas you've already come up with. Differentiate your objectives & ensure you have in your planning a starter, main & plenary, although you may not teach these during the interview lesson.
    Remember too, they are not observing you to see whether you can plan a good lesson, that's almost always assumed you can (though they will want to see a copy of your planning for evidence) but want to see how you react with a group of children, whether you can get them enthused, engaged etc.
     

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