I have been struggling with a lot of these issues this year, and struggling with how to adapt and improve my teaching. I do not want to go toward doing a lot of book work and worksheets or notes. I really don't believe that is for the best for anyone.
Soooo....sometimes I've done demos. This is ok, except my attention, to some extent is on the demo and I can't re-direct kids, or handle behaviors as much. Also, the demo usually happens once and some kids, inevitably, aren't paying attention and miss it, or want to see it again. I am starting to really like showing a video clip of the demo. I can focus their attention on certain things, refocus them, prompt them, and play it over and over. They are also great for things that take time, but can be sped up or slowed down.
Here are a couple that I have used recently: