Hi all, I received an invite to an interview for a graduate teaching job I applied for, although I am thrilled I am a little concerned for a two reasons: 1. The school, per se this isn't a standard school, it's a learning environment for 14-16 year olds who have been taken out from schools due to behaviour and personal problems. 2. I have to teach a single period on any area within English, An excerpt from the email - We expect all of our applicants to complete a lesson plan and prepare for a lesson. The lesson will last exactly one hour and you may want to plan extension activities to ensure this time is filled. If you haven't had much teaching experience in the past we do take this into account and it will be a learning point and a training point when you start your employment with us. The main expectations we have during this lesson are; - the ability to plan for all to succeed (differentiation) - A good demonstration of engagement methods and behavioural control - A strong subject knowledge You may teach any topic within your subject area and we leave the choice up to you I have thought about teaching poetry to the students, in particular performance poetry and how it is similar/dissimilar to rap music. Then have them attempt there own poetry and perform it front of the class (those who are willing). I want to keep the lesson as engaging as possible so I will show a few minutes of Kate Tempest's performance and a freestyle rap (without any crudeness). So I guess all I want to ask is: 1 - Is it ok to teach something like this given that their is no criteria? 2 - How should I manage behaviour, given these students will not know me and may be apprehensive? 3 - With regards to differentiation what are perhaps some tasks that I can put forward to target all the students? Thank you in advance to anyone who responds!