Had my first ever teaching job interview…and was not successful 😦
Apparently, I was ‘brave’ in deciding to have the children undertake a practical lesson where I gave them a little more control and might have been better giving them a problem solving activity where they stay seated. I can understand this – I only had a 15min session so fair enough. All the support and advice I had read suggested that it would be good to take a few risks in interview lessons to stand out – but there were many positives given as well, so this is a great learning opportunity!
So what do I do now? What would I say to a child in a similar situation in my classroom, having failed to complete a task? Go for the next one! Continue working hard and the right one will come along 🙂
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