First of all, this book is amazing:
It has great questions and practice answers for interviews. I have not yet been asked a question that was NOT in this book. It's $9.95 on amazon and $12 at Barnes & Noble if you need it right away.
When I was asked to present a lesson after the interview, at first I didn't know what to do. It's an odd idea, going in to a random classroom and teaching students you don't know for 20 minutes. With some help from my mom, I put together a bag of stuff that I would be able to use for any demos I would have to do:
1. Name tags
These are helpful to learn the students' names. It shows the administrators and observers that you care about the students, not just about your lesson. In the corner of each tag, I put a number so that I could use Opportunity Sticks, my item #2!
2. Opportunity Sticks
Opportunity sticks, if not in your normal classroom management plan, are great for choosing students to respond. It is random and allows all students to share! By numbering them, you can use them in every interview and then in your classroom after you blow the observers away and get offered the job ;)
4. Thank you cards
It's polite to send a thank you card to the teacher who let you borrow his or her students, and also to the students who were so good for you! Hopefully you will have already sent a thank you to the administrators and interviewers after the interview :)
5. Extra lesson plans and materials
I brought 5 extra sets of lesson plans and student materials to each lesson demonstration, one for each of the observers. This makes it easy for them to follow along and shows them that you know what you need to do while teaching. Just think of them as your supervisor during student teaching!
I will keep updating as I keep interviewing, but hopefully I will be hired soon! It's an exciting time!