Summer Demo Lesson- with no children!!!

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  1. smurff30

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    Hi All!
    So I'm super excited. I got a call today and was asked to complete a demo lesson as a second part of my interview. I asked the topic and they said ELA. When I asked if they wanted a specific topic they said no...anything I want. So... then I asked if there will be children there and they said no, just 3 administrators.

    So, my question for you... how on earth do I teach a 5th/6th grade lesson to 3 administrators? Please give me as many suggestions as possible. I"d love to hear any ideas for a lesson too. HELPPPP
     
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  3. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    How long is your lesson supposed to last?

    I would make sure that my lesson included reading and writing.

    I would type up my lesson with extras for each person in the lesson (maybe have a few extra copies just in case)

    I would teach my lesson and include the administration as if they were students.
     
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    I was not told how long. They said they would try to pull some kids from a summer program but if not, I would have just 3 administrators.
     
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    Well if you have kids, have a way for them to make a name tag so that you can use their names. If not, just invite the administrators to participate in your lesson.
     
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    EXACTLY!!! Even if I felt silly doing it, I would TOTALLY do the same thing!!! :D
     
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    I'm no expert at ELA. But you'll want something very interactive, and something that lets them know you can handle a bit of content.

    Getting a demo lesson in Suffolk is an incredible achievement!! When is it??
     
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    In my experience, they will be looking to see how well planned you are and that your incorporate some form of conclusion/reflection. If you do have actual students it poses a challenge because you'll need to get their attention and manage their behaviors, but the positive to that is that it will give you a chance to show off your skills.

    If there are children present I would start by establishing a method of getting their attention and having them practice it one time. In this case a repeated clap/snap pattern would work best where you have them repeat a pattern back to you with the expectation that their eyes and ears will be focused on you.

    I would also be sure to post an essential question or a reason for why you are doing the lesson.

    Good luck! Keep us posted. :)
     
  9. StarrShine2

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    I agree! I finally found a position last year but I went on a billion interviews in Suffolk and Nassau the past few years. I might know something about the district since I interviewed in so many and taught as leave replacements in a few as well. PM me and I might be able to help!
     
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    I had an interview with a HS panel and I just had them be the students. There was a point when the P and a teacher (both on the panel) were whispering and I asked them to focus and be listening. Now that I think about, I took a big chance on that, as they might have been offended. But, I landed the position anyway, so maybe they liked it.
     
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    I agree with this. I had to present lesson plans in college to the adult class, and I just talked as if they were my students.
     

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