Demo Class Agenda
•What is a teaching demonstration?
•How do I plan a teaching demonstration?
•Sample teaching demonstration
•How would I approach a teaching demonstration?
Wide Variation in Opportunities to Demonstrate Your Teaching
•Questions about your teaching
•Meeting with students
•Inferring your teaching ability from your research
talk or colloquium
–Teaching a meeting of an existing class, with faculty
–Teaching at a gathering of students and faculty
–Teaching a group of faculty as if they were students
...with variations on an assigned topic vs. an open topic
Center for Research onLearning and Teaching
What are the situational factors?
•Audience–How many students? What level are they? Who else might be
–If not students, who are the “students” supposed to be?
–Are there expectations about the content I’ll be presenting? My
research area? Anything in my field? Something specific?
–Will students have done a particular reading beforehand? (What
will I do if they haven’t done it?)
–(If teaching for a class) Can I see the syllabus? Contact the
•How much time do I have?
•Room Setup–What technology is available? Which should I use? (What’s my