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Observation for teaching post

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lucyknott, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. lucyknott

    lucyknott New commenter

    Hi, I'm going to be an NQT in September and I have been invited to an observation. It was originally no lesson but I spoke to the school about what I could cover and she has suggested a poetry lesson about Spring as they've been looking at poems and Spring is their new re topic. What could I do that's interactive in half an hour? I've got a full class. Thanks in advance.
  2. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Lucy, I'm a children's poet who has written lots of spring poems. I have lots of ideas of what you could do that would make an interesting half-hour lesson. Contact me - but why not, if the children have done one of my poems, Skype me to the class for half an hour and let them prepare one of the poems as a performance, and perhaps if there were two performances, I could choose the finalist. The other thing is that the children could prepare questions to ask me, or I could tell them a little about the metre in the poem and encourage them to write some sentences using this metre. Only a suggestion - or you could do these things yourself. I'm quite used to visiting classes via Skype and I go into classrooms worldwide.

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