I've just got to comment on this subject. I have recently had an interview for a foundation manager role, that as expected I had to carry out a lesson and an interview to follow. I was unsucessful in the end and my feedback stated that my interview had been perfect, but in my lesson I put on too much of a 'show' for the children. The lesson I was asked to do was a 15 minute circle time session, that I used a puppet for, this I thought would be common practice for teaching an F2 class? But the head stated that perhaps I wasn't as tuned into their methods as my teaching style was just too different to theirs and although the children loved the lesson, because it was too much of a 'show' it just didn't match their teaching methods. I came away from the interview feeling a bit confused. Every course Ive been on has encouraged teaching young children in this way. The teacher that won 'Inspirational teacher of the year' award on the TV pretended to be from Avatar and her teaching was classed as oustanding, so why was it so wrong for me to put on a 'show' to get the children interested?! I'm so sorry if this is boring people and if I sound bitter because I wasn't sucessful enough to get the job, but I am so passionate about creativity in teaching that I need to hear other peoples view on this subject.