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Deliver a Successful Demo Lesson > Lesson 3 of 7

Plan the Demo Lesson

90% of your success will be determined by how well you plan your lesson; from anchoring it in an appropriate standard to considering the layout of the physical space.

Key Points

  • Identify your strengths as a teacher and find ways to incorporate them throughout the lesson.
  • Identify just 1-2 standards for your lesson, then break this down into an objective that can be taught and assessed within the allotted time.
  • Think through and develop detailed plans for ALL necessary logistics, from the layout of the physical space to your exact directions for group work.

Insider Tips

Always be sure that your lesson:

  • Is age appropriate and targeted to the grade level and subject you are applying for.
  • Demonstrates your content area knowledge and use of content-specific pedagogy.
  • Is interactive and engaging.
  • Includes differentiation for special education and English Language Learners students, as well as Fast Finishers.
  • Addresses behavior expectations.


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