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Planning a lesson for a job interview

The lesson is a key part of any teaching job interview and often causes the most stress for applicants. Helen Webb looks at how to plan your job interview lessons

Planning a lesson for a job interview can be challenging. You don’t know the students and you are unlikely to be familiar with the classroom layout, support staff and resources – all this while being observed.

If you are struggling for what to plan for an upcoming job interview, the following is a simple lesson plan idea that can be adapted to suit your own needs.

It is a simple yet effective lesson designed to have minimal reliance on ICT and group work, both of which can be prone to problems, particularly when your nerves are running high! The lesson plan is structured to enable you to showcase your ability to demonstrate key teaching and learning skills.

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