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Presentation this friday- discuss one teacher

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by KylerS, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone

    I have to give a 5 minute presentation this Friday at my PGCE Primary interview and the topic is "Discuss one teacher that you think was an effective professional and how you think their influence might affect your developing role in the classroom"

    I can recall some good reasons why I think this teacher was effective, but if anyone could provide a few points for the second part I would be very grateful. I've got a lot of preparation to cram in in 2 days!

    Thanks :)
  2. If I was you, I would list the qualities that they had and then think about how you might apply this knowledge. For instance, Mr X was effective as made texts interesting. I think that when reading a novel I might use some of his strategies - drama, use of accent, freeze frame. Or, Mrs X was firm but fair. I intend to ensure that I use positive praise and speak to pupils in a calm tone when dealing with their behaviour. If you have a clear idea about what they did well then you might consider how you can use their positive influence.
    I'm not primary but I'm sure that you will be thinking about things such as: relationships with pupils, positive role model, communication of expectations, subject knowledge and behaviour management. You've only got five minutes, I'd select maybe three key ideas and discuss them in more depth rather than having more and less substance.
    Hope that helps and good luck.
  3. Thank you so much, this is along the lines of what I was thinking too :)

    Think I'm just letting nerves get in the way
  4. No problem, you just need to pretend to be confident. It is nerve wracking but I've been on both sides of the table and allowances are made for nerves. If you are concerned why don't you make some note cards that you can read through before you go in. Good luck.

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