Reception Teacher Interview
Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:56 PM
I have an interview at a small school for a reception teacher post. I am going to have a 25min interview with the head, 15min interview with the school council and a 25min teaching task.
For the teaching task I need to use a text of my choice as a stimulus. I need to carry out a whole class input (12pupils) and then work with a group of 6 pupils (mixed ability) for the rest of the time. Any ideas? I am a bit worried about the time as I always feel it flies by and not knowing abilities etc. I did think about doing Billy's Bucket and either carrying out a speaking and listening activity or add in a drawing/writing activity but could take a while...help!! Feel all flustered about it and I know I shouldn't be, its been 4 years since I had an interview.
Anyone have any ideas?
Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:26 PM
I don't know Billy's bucket so can't really help there :/
hopefully someone will be along in a mo who knows that story and can help a bit more.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:59 PM
For my interview last May I did sharing a shell as a starting point and then set up several different activities around the class in the 6 areas for the children to choose from and the group I guided I cut out shell shaped paper and made a writing area under a table which was suposed to be inside a shell (I covered it in sparkly fabric) and the children pretended to be the characters from the story and wrote sorry letters to each other. (I had and hour to fill though!)
Another good one I heard was a friend of mine who did whatever next and acted out the story as she read it ending up actually sitting in a box with a collander on her head she then gave each group of children a large box to have an adventure in.
I think Billy's bucket is fab and you can get so much from it what about either giving them each a bucket with water in and they have to imagine what they can see (but for some this could be tricky) or having a magic bucket of your own with all sorts of lovely things in it glitter, sequins different sea animals, mermaid, mirror, glass jewels that you could pass round the table and they could describe what they could each see in the bucket. If time they could list the things they could see in the bucket on a shape cut out in the shape of a bucket.
Hope that helps! It really is difficult to think of something whizzy for interview when you don't know the children (I've been there!)
good luck!hope it goes well
Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:24 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:34 PM
Good luck x
Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:52 AM
All seems very good advice,
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