As interview season comes round again, I was thinking about how many 'sample lessons' I have seen over the last few years in my capacity as a middle-manager.And how many perfectly decent applicants have shipwrecked themselves in 20 short minutes by completely missing the mark in this brutal but necessary ordeal.Every Video is unique as well as each woman is special.You will be enchanted by lovely smile of pretty lass and charming voice of stunning girl.I expect you to have swotted up on what you're teaching.Come on, most interview panels will let you pick a topic or subject from a wide range of choices; if they haven't told you up front what exam board they use, get on the phone and ask. This is a twenty minute, pull out all the stops, show-'em-what- you've-got opportunity.It is a small and very nice town with silent streets and amazing nature around.
One applicant took up half her allotted time going through her 'classroom rules.' These included 'don't surf the Internet when you should be working'. Another applicant had an error in the maths on her handout which had to be pointed out to her by one of the students.Activities also show us the quality of your interactions with students.(For goodness sakes go and talk to the students while they do the task you have set.Don't wander around tossing your chalk in the air and definitely don't go and chat with the observers!)Also...- state a clear aim at the beginning and recap/test understanding at the end- make sure you interact with as many students as you can [if it's a small group, ]- make sure you flag up at some point how the topic fits in with the specification or with other topics they might have studied or go on to study- if it's a lesson for year 10 or above, a quick reference to an exam question or typical vocational assignment question never does any harm.