Demo lesson tips/ideas

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  1. CDOR79

    CDOR79 Comrade

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    So; I was asked to do a 40 minute demo lesson for about 10 5th graders next week. It can be on any subject/topic of my choice.

    Any tips or ideas? It’s a heck of a lot of time! Lol. I just want to make it as smooth as possible!
     
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  3. vickilyn

    vickilyn Virtuoso

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    The time will fly, and you will be surprised that the end is there. What is your favorite subject? That's where I would look for your choice of lessons.
     
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    I'm sure the time will fly! The thought of it is just daunting..lol.

    Math is definitely my favorite. Is it a poor choice to do some kind of GAME? I'm thinking maybe some kind of interactive activity for fractions.
     
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    Math isn't my thing, but interactive activities, in general, would be something I would like to see included in the lesson.
     
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    If you were doing a demo lesson in my district (although demos aren't done here), you would be expected to include an interactive game, puzzle or activity in your lesson.
     
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    I would make sure of the following:
    - have standard based objectives and communicate them to the students
    - have a component of direct teaching, guided practice, independent practice (I do, we do, you do)
    - you could include a small group activity in addition if you can
    - make sure you have a closure activity, this can be reflection, anything

    Have your detailed lesson plan typed up and hand it to the observers or have them available for them.
     
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    Thank you for all of the replies!

    I made sure to include everyone’s tips and it went well! I was offered the job, but unfortunately the money wasn’t there :( It was for a Catholic school and I couldn’t live on the salary.
     

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