So, I just got a call for an interview on Thursday (yay!). It's for a middle school sixth grade teaching position. The principal said there will be three parts to the day. The first will be a student-led tour/history lesson of the school, the third is a panel interview with the principal and team members from sixth and eighth grade. The second part he called a "student panel," but they won't be asking me questions. It will be a group of 10 students from 5th - 8th grade. He said I don't have to make/bring in a lesson, but it is a chance for him to see my approach to teaching. The focus/topic is PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) and their motto that goes along with it, "be safe, be respectful, be responsible." He mentioned doing a demonstration or a Q/A with the students as some of the possibilities. I will have around 20 minutes with the students. I'm totally at a loss for what to do! I think a Q/A or a simple demonstration isn't good enough. I am thinking I should do something hands-on, student-centered, and that involves them doing more talking/actions than me. I was thinking of bringing in posterboard and markers, splitting them into groups, and having them draw and describe what being "safe, respectful, and responsible" is to them. Maybe I could have them write an acrostic poem with SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE (maybe just with one of the words to save time) to describe what being those things means. Is that too boring? Do I sound completely off the mark as to what he's looking for? This is only the third interview I've ever had, one was just with the principal and some staff and one was just a screening, so I've never done a demo lesson or anything of the sort. Just trying to think of something engaging, appropriate for middle schoolers, about safety/responsibility/respect, that shows off my teaching skills. It's tough! Thanks in advance for any thoughts.