Invite for a demo lesson and visit the school.

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  1. lollol9900

    lollol9900 Rookie

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    Hello!
    I am graduating this summer from master's degree in early childhood education and special education.

    I have BFA in photography and MA in art education already (not certified)

    I applied to a private school in NJ and just did my phone interview.
    I think it went pretty well......................
    hopefully.........

    And she offered to visit the school and do a demo lesson.
    She said she will send me the details about what she is expecting and what I should be expecting for a demo lesson.

    I was wondering how many people actually get called in for a demo lesson..
    And the next step will be a formal interview with a lot of staff members including principal, right?

    Can you please tell me positive things about being called for a demo lesson at a private school in nj or anything positive that keeps me up?... I am so nervous... :help:
     
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    Hey! I just went through a similar situation :)

    -I had two phone interviews recently.
    -Both went well because both schools called me down for a demo lesson and panel interview.
    -One school said I will hear something in the next few weeks. The other said they had to finish interviewing then I would hear something.
    -I did NOT have the principal in either session (charter schools).
    -I did have the head of the hiring committee, a different administrator of some sort, and teachers.

    Now I play the waiting game! :cool:

    Let me know if you're wondering anything else
     
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    Oh wow, so the head of the hiring committee, a different administrator of some sort, and teachers - present at the demo lesson?!!!!!!

    I thought it is usually

    1. resume and cover letter review
    2. phone interview or casual interview
    3. demo lesson
    4. interview with principal and others



    How was your demo lesson? Did they give you feedback or compliments???????

    I am so nervous...........
    English is not my first language and it makes me more nervous....!!
     
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    For both schools, I had two people watch the demo lesson in addition to the classroom teacher. Those same two people were the ones who did the panel interview.

    For me it was:
    1. Resume/cover letter review
    2. Phone interview
    3. Demo lesson
    4. Panel interview
    5. Waiting!

    I think both of my lessons went well except for the one class being a bit chatty but on the way out...the head of the hiring committee said I did good but who knows.

    I think English not being your first language should be an attribute!! I know it is a scary thing to go through. Just make sure you have your demo lesson completed and extra lesson plans printed out that you can hand to the ones watching.

    Honestly, when I started the lesson I soon forgot about them watching and was just concentrating on the kids.
     
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    That is good thing to know!!!!!!!!!!
    I need to prepare what I should do when there are chatty students!!!

    Panel interview was the same day as your demo lesson?!
     
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    Apr 27, 2015

    If you can, ask ahead of time what "attention-getter" the teacher in the classroom typically uses. Even though it might not be your first choice for your own classroom, it's something the students in your demo lesson will be familiar with and you won't have to give it too much thought.
     

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