Micro teaching is a term used to describe a session of practice teaching that is videotaped for the teacher to watch following the session. Potential, new, and existing teachers use this method to review their teaching techniques and receive feedback from fellow teachers and administrators, and make corrections to their teaching style accordingly.
Micro teaching ideas
Micro teaching sessions are often held before the school year starts so teachers are comfortable and confident with their material delivery strategies. Using peer teachers in the place of students during a micro teaching session allows the fellow teachers to see the teacher through the eyes of the students. Encourage the peer teachers to ask, respond and react to the teacher's questions and lessons the way they feel a student of that age would respond.
This technique enables the teachers who are sitting in for students to have the opportunity to experience the teacher in a live situation, which in turn provokes helpful feedback and criticism. During the videotape review process, the peer teachers can pause certain sections to give pointers on better response techniques or show examples of a satisfactory behaviour. Selecting students that are close in age to the full time students the teacher instructs provides a real-life teaching scenario for the micro teaching activity.
This technique enables critiquing teachers and administrators to gauge the teacher's material delivery methods and reactions more accurately than if the students were represented by fellow teachers.
The disadvantage of using students is that they do not have the appropriate knowledge to provide a large amount of helpful feedback unless they are asked specific questions by administrators or teachers to which they can then respond with their thoughts.
Using various practice session times, no matter if teachers sit in as students or actual students are used, helps administrators gain a better understanding of a teacher's skill package.micro teach 5 min
Start with one, five-minute micro teaching session where the teacher presents and lectures on a single concept, and conduct one, fifteen-minute practice session where the teacher delivers an entire lesson. The longer micro teaching approach displays class beginning and ending capabilities, speaking skills, topic transition abilities, organisation, and various learning style competence.
This scenario is also beneficial for the teacher because she can fine-tune the various aspects of an entire lesson to provide optimal teaching practices and meet the needs of a large student demographic.
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Previous Next. Dec 3, 4, As part of a job interview I have been asked to come prepared to give a 5 minute "lesson" about a topic of my choosing. I need to make it both educational and interactive in a way that I can show basic "teaching" skills. Also the topics I'm most familiar with don't lend themselves well to 5-minutes or less. Anyone have a suggestion? Dec 27, 47, 13 Dec 17, 3, 25 What kind of job is it?
What topics are you familiar with? What age group are you teaching? Chapbass Diamond Member.Teaching doesn't happen in a void. Do a mini-lesson based on whatever those students are currently working on. I did a great micro-teaching session on alcohol units. How to calculate and guessing the unit content of empty bottles of alcohol. Also put some Vimto in a red wine bottle and apple cordial into a white wine bottle and gave participants big wine glasses.
They had to guess how much was one unit. Then they had measuring jugs to check out how right they were. It's very topical at the moment too - what with all of the Christmas parties coming up.
You need to keep them on the move, A treasure hunt is good, each child has a buddy and they are given a picture of an object --say a cat they also have a list of pictures and around the room there will be pictures relating to a cat, a mouse, milk, collar etc they have to remember what they have seen and tick off what they find. Give them mins to find their objects. Plenary is 10 mins discussing how many they found and why the objects relate to each other, Mayhem whilst they are looking but they are all involved.
From a selection of materials which works best? What if you changed the size or general design? Practical skills - you could suggest decorating plain card from which to make the boxes when they try it at home self learning, practice ; or try adding decorations, name tags.
And so it goes on I also did measuring a tree team work, writing, getting outside! I've also seen 'knot tying' by a guy working at the local army base. I enjoyed that. Sewing on a button. Tying shoelaces. Sounds daft but there are different ways to do it and the subject doesn't have to be one the group don't know how to do anyway.
Don't choose a topic that requires a lot of resources the fewer the better or heavy items or a lot of clearing up afterwards! My advise: Stick to something you know about the subject is not important, the way you put it across is!Forums New posts. Events Monthly Weekly Agenda Archive. What's new New posts New media New media comments Latest activity.
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Monkton mackem Winger. As part of a course I'm doing at work I'm required to present a 10 minute micro teaching session. Anybody got any original and fun ideas?
I'm allowed to teach anything within reason, but haven't got the foggiest what to do. Was gonna do a bit origami, but it's been done to death. Need as much audience participation as possible as I'm poor at presenting and public speaking.
Harry Krishna Goalkeeper. Monkton mackem said:. Daydream Believer Striker. Formatting the fucker Shitting in a knicker drawer. Tatty Winger. How old are the kids? Harry Krishna said:. What course is it for? I had to do a 30 minute micro teach for a Preparing to Teach course.
I did mine on the bones of the body.November 14, Over one weekend in the fall Splash! Bring your wackiest topic suggestions, and watch us embarrass ourselves as we teach you about them on the spur of the moment.
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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.
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? 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?
During your five minute lesson, use a variety of sensory methods of teaching: visual, aural, tactile. Bring props. Be creative! Choose a fairly straightforward objective, and don't try to cram too much complex information into the lesson. This might just be a question-and-answer: "So, what happens next in this process? Do not teach about fractions using a pizza or pie. This is the least-common-denominator 5 minute lesson, lots of people do it, and it's hard to make it memorable or fun.
Spend lots of time preparing until you are very comfortable with the material you're presenting. Try presenting your lesson in front of a friend or mentor.
Re: role-playing interviews. Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice. Find a willing friend or mentor or someone who is currently teaching the grade level you're aiming to teach to give you some scenarios. Try to practice writing out how you would respond to a scenario as well as talking it through in the moment; sometimes writing can help you structure your responses more effectively, and you'll remember what you wrote if a similar question comes up during the interview.
Good luck! Keep it simple.
What you're effectively demonstrating is a mini-lesson. Which subject would you say you know best?Menu Menu. Search Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Search Advanced…. Log in. Trending Search forums. What's new. New posts Latest activity. Help, need to give a 5 minute interactive lesson, any topic.
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I need to make it both educational and interactive in a way that I can show basic "teaching" skills. Also the topics I'm most familiar with don't lend themselves well to 5-minutes or less. Anyone have a suggestion? Dec 27, 47, 13 Dec 17, 3, 25 What kind of job is it? What topics are you familiar with? What age group are you teaching? Chapbass Diamond Member. May 31, 3, 32 I'm weird but the first thing that comes to my mind is a 5 minute lesson about how 5 minutes isn't long enough to give a lesson.
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