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  1. newtoclass

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    Hi,

    I have to teach a five minute demo lesson for a large school district. I've decided to teach a demo lesson on estimation. Does anyone have any ideas that I could implement for my lesson? I would greately appreciate it.
     
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  3. MissJill

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    What grade?
    It may be kind of redundant to teach an estimation this late into the year unless you have a really great hands on activity.

    5 minutes is tough.
     
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    They did not list a specific grade. The lesson is going to be taught in front of the principal and other members of the hiring committee. Do you think a language arts lesson would be more appropriate for that time frame?
     
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    A mini-lesson in language arts probably would be best given the time frame. Since they are letting you select any subject area, they are probably just going to focus on your instructional skill set and classroom management. Do all the things you know that would keep students engaged in the learning process.
     
  6. czacza

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    Google 'marilyn burns estimation lesson'...I got a few hits...I :love: Marilyn Burns!!
     
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    I did a mini teach during my training that was 5 minutes. I did a lesson using adjectives that had everyone think of alternate ways to say common phrases.

    Such as, describe "playing basketball" without using the words, "game, ball, or playing"

    It was ALOT of fun and seemed to go over pretty well.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  9. CD1980

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    Can you choose any subject? Because cool little science demos work great for this sort of thing.
     

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