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observed Lesson/ Job interview

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Miss.Fiona, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. I have a possible job interview/ observed lesson with a Year 3 Class. Does anyone have any good ideas?

     
  2. I have a possible job interview/ observed lesson with a Year 3 Class. Does anyone have any good ideas?

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done for getting that (possible!) 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 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. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Sound advice from Theo as usual, especially the quotation above - another head who frequents these boards, Curlygirly, recently described how she interviewed 6 candidates for a post at her primary school, of whom 4 used a lesson that someone had suggested on a thread just like this. Needless to say, none of the 4 was appointed.
     

  5. Thanks for your replies to my post. I agree, a public forum is not a good place to collect lesson ideas, and better that it's my own ideas! Well the Y3 observed lesson was a possibility from a teaching agency I'm with, but didn't happen in the end. But the next opportunity for an observed lesson, I will use my own ideas! Thanks also for the link to the Careers advice workshops - good idea!
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, I was shocked myself when I read of the 4 candidates with the same lesson plan, so you are right to go it alone here.
    Yesterday we did a Job Application Workshop. Well, actually we did two, and I also did an individual one-to-one session with another Tesser on identifying the issue that was holding her back at interviews.
    It was rather strange to be commuting to Central London on a Sunday, but both Workshop groups were great, and it was very good working on the interview skills too.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and judging from the Evaluation Sheets, so did everybody else!
    ____________________________________________________________
    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 Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. www.tesweekendworkshop15.eventbrite.com

    I am also contributing to the specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.www.tesweekendworkshop12.eventbrite.com
    *STOP PRESS * There will also be a Northern Workshop in Manchester on Saturday March 5th. www.tesweekendworkshop14.eventbrite.com

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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