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I am currently doing my PGCE to teach in FE.

I have my first micro teach tomorrow around my specialist subject and I am looking forward to getting some feedback.

However, I have a second micro teach next week around my hobbies and I am just looking for some ideas.

It is for my peers, so a more mature audience. I know a few others are struggling with choosing a hobby too, especially one you can teach.

I was considering doing something around Harry Potter, as I don't think I have very many hobbies apart from reading and playing badminton.

If I do decide to focus on Harry Potter, I could introduce my hobby as reading, and ask what the groups favourite books are.
I could then explain I will focus on Harry Potter, starting with a game of bingo and then explaining what the words mean. I could also show a short clip and then do a quiz/questionnaire around it.

I'm struggling to decide what else I could include or if this is even a good idea, but I want to feel confident about the hobby I am delivering like I feel confident around my subject (Health and Social Care).

Has anyone ever done a teach around their hobby - what did you choose and what did you include?

Any feedback/advice would be appreciate.

On a final note: I think I need to find more hobbies.

Thank you
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I also did a microteach but we could either do our subject OR a hobby or intrest and not both. I did my subject at it just seemed easier. Have you considered something to do with arts? Perhaps crafting or drawing
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(Original post by Katylou88)
I am currently doing my PGCE to teach in FE.

I have my first micro teach tomorrow around my specialist subject and I am looking forward to getting some feedback.

However, I have a second micro teach next week around my hobbies and I am just looking for some ideas.

It is for my peers, so a more mature audience. I know a few others are struggling with choosing a hobby too, especially one you can teach.

I was considering doing something around Harry Potter, as I don't think I have very many hobbies apart from reading and playing badminton.

If I do decide to focus on Harry Potter, I could introduce my hobby as reading, and ask what the groups favourite books are.
I could then explain I will focus on Harry Potter, starting with a game of bingo and then explaining what the words mean. I could also show a short clip and then do a quiz/questionnaire around it.

I'm struggling to decide what else I could include or if this is even a good idea, but I want to feel confident about the hobby I am delivering like I feel confident around my subject (Health and Social Care).

Has anyone ever done a teach around their hobby - what did you choose and what did you include?

Any feedback/advice would be appreciate.

On a final note: I think I need to find more hobbies.

Thank you
I don't understand, if your audience is mature would your audience gain anything from the game of bingo about Harry Potter?
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how about combining the two? something on the emotional benefits of reading?

in your case, for example, harry potter is your favourite book because...? ask what books have affected your audience, have any changed their life, their views etc.
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I also did a microteach but we could either do our subject OR a hobby or intrest and not both. I did my subject at it just seemed easier. Have you considered something to do with arts? Perhaps crafting or drawing
I'm not sure why they are asking us to do both, especially subject first and hobby second. It would probably be more beneficial to do hobby first, get some feedback and then concentrate on our specialism. Ah well.

I can definitely look into this, I'm not very good at craft or drawing but I'm sure there's something simple out there that I could consider. Thanks
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how about combining the two? something on the emotional benefits of reading?

in your case, for example, harry potter is your favourite book because...? ask what books have affected your audience, have any changed their life, their views etc.
Excellent, thank you so much. This is something I will definitely consider incorporating
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I don't understand, if your audience is mature would your audience gain anything from the game of bingo about Harry Potter?
I just thought it would be a nice activity. We watched some micro teaches at the beginning of the week to a similar audience and this was one of the activities used. I would probably use it as the starter activity.
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I just thought it would be a nice activity. We watched some micro teaches at the beginning of the week to a similar audience and this was one of the activities used. I would probably use it as the starter activity.
I guess my question is, you only have 20 minutes, will this be the best use of time in those 20 minutes? I'm not saying it won't because I might not understand something about this scenario. But there should be a purpose behind it. What is that purpose doing this achieve said purpose?
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I guess my question is, you only have 20 minutes, will this be the best use of time in those 20 minutes? I'm not saying it won't because I might not understand something about this scenario. But there should be a purpose behind it. What is that purpose doing this achieve said purpose?

It was just a fun starter to get them engaged but also linked to the subject. I completely understand what you're saying though - maybe it will take up too much time and would be better suited if we had a longer session. I will think of an alternate starter, thanks for your input
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It was just a fun starter to get them engaged but also linked to the subject. I completely understand what you're saying though - maybe it will take up too much time and would be better suited if we had a longer session. I will think of an alternate starter, thanks for your input
I'm a school based primary pgce drop out, so I remember a lot about how you want every part of the lesson to be useful and just how short lessons can be. It's so easy to go over!

Harry Potter is quite well known, so most people have probably seen the films. I'd say you could ask people to stand up and talk about the roles of the characters (as this isn't comprehension but something so far untaught, perhaps ask for volunteers, on the off chance someone doesn't know much about HP). Takes less time, has the audience directly participating. They can tell us a bit about Harry Potter and his friends.

That could even be part of the point, that many people know about Harry Potter the direct and indirect result of the books have opened up numerous avenues for it to be taken. But at the same time you think the books are best because of the way we can individually create the world, and project our own emotions into it. Almost a bit like a coping device, it gives us fictional characters who we can empathize wise, and view our own characteristics in, though in a new light? Again, just one path you could go down.

Out of interest what are the learning objective and success criteria?
I would advice having these written out and placed somewhere for the whole lesson, like blue tacked to the side of the board. Draw attention to them and read them out at the start of the lesson. And at the end if you have time "put your hands up if you have understood.../feel you have learnt/succeeded in...:"

Just an idea, you might have a different direction to go in, or a better way of getting there
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