I have a demo lesson coming up this week at a school that I would love to be at! It will either be doing a reading or math lesson to a classroom of 3rd graders. At this point, I am not sure what standard will be taught. Hopefully, I will find that out tomorrow. In the meantime, can you give me any pointers of how to prepare? * What should I wear (3rd grade class - low socioeconomic) * Should I ask to meet with the teacher to see the layout of the classroom and get a feel for the room or should I just go in and wow them away on the day of the demo lesson * Should I incorporate technology into the lesson (I almost always do this in my classroom - but since this someone else's classroom, I'm not sure how comfortable I will feel) * Should I have the kids come to the carpet group area (if there is one) or should I just keep them at their seats to avoid transitions * What attention signals should I use ( give me 5) * What can/should I do if I see that someone is not actively engaged * If the school ends up giving me the choice of what to teach, then do you have any suggestions ( even though I am a very strong reading teacher, I am leaning towards math since the school's math scores are lower than their reading --- if I do math, I want to end with a journal activity to incorporate writing and demonstrate learning) Any advice is greatly appreciated. I really want this! I know that I would be a great asset to their school! Thanks!