NHA Mock/Demo Lesson
Preparing for a Mock/Demo Lesson
A mock/demo lesson may be an additional part of the interview selection process to help the hiring committee make a more informed decision. It allows the interview team to see you in action as a teacher and to evaluate your classroom management abilities, presentation skills, and teaching style.
Questions to Ask in Preparation
- How long should I make my mock/demo lesson?
- Is the curriculum for the mock/demo lesson provided?
- If not, how do I ensure I am covering the correct information?
- Who will be present, and from that group who will evaluate me?
- Will I be conducting my mock/demo lesson for the same subject/grade level that I am interviewing for?
- Should I be aware of or prepare for any special accommodations for students?
Tips for Nailing Your Demo Lesson
- Prepare, prepare, prepare!
- Practice in front of a family member, friend, or even the mirror. If you can get feedback from someone, ask for it.
- Present exactly as you would in an actual classroom.
- Be yourself. Let your passion, excitement, and teaching style be front and center.
- Bring all the materials you plan on using, especially if your lesson is interactive.
- Prepare for student interaction.
- Do your research. There are many wonderful tools and resources available online. Be sure it aligns with the guidelines your interview committee has requested.