If you’re preparing for a teaching demo interview, there are a few things you should know. Your demo should be effective and contain an outline of the content you’re going to teach. Try not to go into too much detail, but focus on what students will need to learn and why it’s important to them. Also, be sure to show your enthusiasm and make eye contact. If you can, prepare several lessons ahead of time so you can have the demo ready when you arrive.
The topic for the teaching demo interview will be provided by the hiring committee. Make sure you have familiarized yourself with the topic ahead of time. Also, remember that the demo should reinforce your teaching statement. If you can use a clicker or a similar teaching demonstration tool, it’s better. If not, practice in a room without technology. Failing to use technology can make your demonstration look ineffective. Alternatively, use a technique without it, such as raising your hands if the students are struggling to understand you. If all else fails, you’ll be showing your discomfort and could lose the chance to impress the hiring committee.
Practice your teaching demonstration early on. If possible, record yourself using a camcorder to practice in front of a mirror. The recording will help you learn how to sound confident and relaxed during the demo. Make sure you don’t project nervousness and sound enthusiastic. In addition, try to use the same tone of voice throughout the demo. The teacher should also speak with a natural tone and volume. The audience should feel that they can trust the teacher.