02-25-2017, 07:10 AM
Sorry, I've never had to do a demo lesson. I do teach both of these subjects. At my school, we have a set curriculum so I have no freedom in really teach either in an engaging way anymore. Can you find out some things or topics that they actually teach at this school? Maybe ask or email some of the teachers? For observations, my admin. likes to see:
*Objectives and standards in introduced in "kid language"
*Some pre-assessment (can be a self-assessment) about the topic (In LA, pre-reading guide)
*Video clips or activity to introduce (a warm-up/entrance ticket)
*Add some group or partner time (if reading, they like some choices)
*Check over work
*Some type of self-assessment to a rubric or checklist
*An exit slip or some type of assessment of objectives
They will ask how will differentiate for special needs. How will you challenge higher level learners/gifted? How will you use the exit slips to shape instruction? (Answer: you will pull aside students who did poorly and remediate them. In reality, there is no time for this.)
Btw, it is almost impossible to fit this all into an hour. They might give you 20 minutes. We used to have to write this up in a formal lesson plan. Ours love the Understanding by Design format.