ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Prepare for an Effective Teaching Demonstration (Tips and Strategies)

Updated on March 13, 2020
TheLiliputian profile image

Krishna is a professional education graduate. She took up units in teaching methods after her four-year course.

What is a Teaching Demonstration?

A teaching demonstration is a common step in the hiring process of teachers and mentors. You will be required to simulate a teaching event in front of learners and effectively impress your panelists.

You are probably required to do the teaching demonstration for only 30-45 minutes. Heads up! While you might be worried about the process and the nerve-wracking moment as you face your students, proper planning and preparation will ease your worries and help you deliver an effective teaching demo.

Plan ahead and you will be assured that you will successfully deliver your lesson to your learners. Remember, a teaching demo will allow you to learn as well as educate your students.

Here are the things that you need to prepare for your teaching demo:

Source

1. Prepare your Lesson Plan

Tip: Teach only what you know. Do not teach what you don't know. Choose a subject that you know by heart. You can also choose a topic that you want to know by heart. Make your life simple by choosing a topic that you are willing to learn and enjoy also.

As you prepare your lesson plan, ask your self these set of questions:

  • What topic do I know/want to master by heart? (Ex. You are good at Science, and your favorite lesson is all about the Digestive System)
  • What year level do I want to teach? Am I comfortable teaching this group of students? (Ex. You prefer teaching junior high students rather than elementary students who are much active)
  • What teaching methods and style can I use to effectively deliver my lesson?

A variety of teaching methods can be used and each method is suitable for some topics while others are not. Choose a teaching style that you can practice and master.

Here are the phases that you must not forget in your lesson plan:

> Motivation Phase: have a short activity before the discussion that will boost the students' motivation and attention in focusing on your lesson.

>Discussion Phase: make sure that your discussion will be as interactive as you can. However, remember to make your activities attainable but creative.

>Application Phase: always have an activity where students can apply what they learn. Have them interact with each other and form groups (Ex. Form them in groups and have them perform a role

2. Visit the room that you will use and prepare your instructional materials

Visit the room and know the types of equipment available that can aid you in your teaching demo. For example, you are planning to play a video in your demo, know if there are speakers available and if they are working properly.

If all else fails, always have a back-up. Bring speakers and extra flash drives just in case one doesn't work.

One criterion for an effective teaching demonstration is to have colorful and big instructional materials that your panelist can appreciate from afar. Know that using only powerpoint presentations can give you only a meh- impression, but utilizing the room's facilities (board and walls) by having visual aids will always amaze your panelist. A good instructional material will always leave an impression on the learners and enable them to fully remember what you are teaching.

Scan the room that you will use and know how you can use your visual aids.

Source

3. Be well-groomed

Always, prepare your outfit. It is very important to look neat and groomed on the day of your teaching demo. Choose a formal outfit that you are comfortable with. Also, don't forget to smile on your teaching demo. Appear as friendly as possible but not too informal.

4. Practice your flow

It is very important to practice your flow. Have a simulation from the moment you greet the class until you end your lesson. Include in your practice the way you prepare your instructional materials and put up your visual aids. If you can't practice with an actual group of students, have at least a friend who can act as your student to help you imagine how your learners will probably respond to you.

Set a timer as you do all these things. Remember the allotted time for your demonstration and you can revise your lesson plan as you practice. Remember to always include questions so that you can interact with your learners.

Tip: have a back-up plan. In some cases, students' will not respond to all your questions. You can revise your questions, or prepare index cards. If students don't want to talk, you can have them jot their ideas down on the index card to be read aloud later. You can also do the 'think-pair-share' method to get them talking!

Revise the lesson plan as you practice your flaw. Know the better techniques that you can use to effectively utilize your teaching time.

5. Master your topic

Practice, practice, and practice. Search about all the possible questions that your learners can ask.

Tip: If your learner has a question that you have no idea about, tell them that all of you will look into that topic more and the whole class will have that an assignment.

You will not fail if you have mastered your topic and practiced your flow several times. Believe that you will feel the nervousness only at the start, but as you move on with your flaw, you will forget all about it, and get teaching!

Don't forget to smile and happy teaching!

© 2019 Krishna

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)