Activities also show us the quality of your interactions with students.
If that sounds like way too much to cope with in the time you have, you are probably being much too ambitious in the material you hope to cover.
notice if you are pitching the lesson at the wrong age group.
One issue that can floor candidates - and it really shouldn't - is finding out that the group have already studied the topic, or (even worse) just taken part in another sample lesson on the same subject!
Prepare a lesson which will serve either as a revision of a familiar topic or as an introduction for the first time. Make sure that any questions you are planning to ask have follow on questions that probe more deeply if the students can glibly rattle off the answers.
These sample lessons are a relatively recent phenomenom in teaching recruitment (I went looking for my first job in the early 90's and was never once asked to do one.) However, I can't believe how ill-equipped most newly qualified teachers are to deliver them.
True, I have seen some very good examples and am in fact working with brilliant colleagues who taught those very lessons.
He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.
People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.
And finally, the most astounding sample lesson I have ever seen went like this.