Many districts require teachers to deliver a demonstration lesson before they are hired. On your interview day, please come prepared to conduct a 5-minute demonstration lesson. The lesson can be for any subject in grade level pre-k to 12. The lesson does not have to relate to your major or the subject/grade you plan to teach. You will deliver your lesson to the other finalists in your group. Chart paper and markers will be available for you to use during your lesson. A projector will not be available. If you want to use any other materials or handouts, you should bring them with you. If you choose to bring materials, please bring enough for 20 “students.”
The other finalists in your group will act as your students, and you can ask them to participate in your lesson. This could be through asking them questions, having them work on problems, etc. The demonstration lesson can be stressful, and we ask that all finalists are respectful of one another and participate in the lessons.
We know that at this point, you may or may not have started your teacher education. Through the demonstration lesson, selection panelists will be assessing your oral communication skills, including how clearly you are able to communicate your lesson, how well you hold your “students’” attention, and how well you manage your time.
A good demonstration lesson will teach your students a quick piece of knowledge or skill. If you are having difficulty getting started, feel free to search the internet for examples, but please be sure your demonstration lesson is your own original work.