On 7/07/16, Mia wrote:
> I was asked to do a 20 minute demo lesson. I am an art
> teacher. I was asked to bring in my own supplies, and
> need a complete lesson. I assume the administrators will
> be looking for an anticipatory set, intro to lesson,
> connecting to another subject. Then the lesson will have
> to be started and completed (I was told), then I need to
> do a closing.
> Is this really what administrators expect? A meaningful
> art lesson takes more than a few minutes. Please any
> advice you can lend will be most appreciated, I really
> want this position.
> This is for middle school.
> Thank you in advance,
Yes, but a good administrator will also understand that
it's not typical to do a complete middle school art lesson
in 20 minutes. Do your best to do a short 20-minute lesson
with anticipatory set, closure, etc., but you after the
demo you might also explain how that 20-minute lesson would
fit into a larger lesson or unit. I.e. "if we'd had more
time, we would have..." or "so our next steps if we were to
continue this short lesson into another lesson tomorrow
would be...." or how what you taught fits into a bigger
picture. That will give you an opportunity to explain how
what you have done is not exactly what you would do as a
hired full-time teacher, and give them more info that will
help them understand your lesson and methods. Good luck!
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