Help! I have a five-minute teaching demonstration I must present for Teach for America and the New Teacher Project and I am not sure what to do? Advice and suggestions welcome.
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Help! I have a five minute-teaching demonstration I must present for Teach for America and the New Teacher Project and I am not sure what to do? Advice and suggestions welcome.
posted by lackadaisical to education (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, I have two several interviews coming up for the The New Teacher Project and possibly even one for Teach for America. Both interviews require that the presenter give a five minute presentation explaining some concept in the allotted time period.
The requirements are the following:
1. No longer than five minutes
2. Age appropriate and interactive
3. Lesson should have clear beginning, middle, and end
4. Lesson should clearly communicate and reach objective with student.
I'd like to know if there is anybody on AskMefi who has done interviews and presentations like this before and if there are any lessons they used or saw that were particularly good. Any advice whatsoever would be very appreciated.
Last question: I am terrible at role-playing interviews. You know the ones where someone gives you a situation and you have to act it out in just the precise way that the organization wants. Is there any way to get better at this? Is there any way to prepare and figure out what TFA and TNTP are looking for?