Teaching Tip: Using Demonstrations

Demonstrations are an effective way to teach skills. Here are some guidelines to follow when making a demonstration.
  • Make sure you all have all necessary equipment and materials available.
  • Explain the purpose of the demonstration.
  • Be certain that all students have a clear view of the demonstration.
  • Focus students' attention on each step of the demonstration.
  • Explain the importance of each step.
  • Ask students questions at various points during the demonstration.
  • Keep the demonstration as short as possible to maintain attention.
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