Observing and Reflecting

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Observing and Reflecting

  1. 1. Ways to understand your classroom Watch watch:  observe yourself and make notes  observe your students  record yourself / record your students
  2. 2. observe yourself and make short notes
  3. 3. make notes about your class Lesson Plans Comments Reflections (before class) (in class) (after class)1.2.3.
  4. 4. observe your students
  5. 5. observe some students only …
  6. 6. … or observe the whole class
  7. 7. make notes about your class and students Lesson Plans / Tasks Notes about the Class Notes about Student 1 Notes about Student 21.2.3.
  8. 8. make audio or visual recordings
  9. 9. take pictures of your white board
  10. 10. take pictures of your white board
  11. 11. take pictures of your class
  12. 12. take pictures of your class activities
  13. 13. keep a teaching portfolio
  14. 14. Ways to understand your classroom Reflect reflect:  reflect about your lesson plans  reflect about your class – unstructured and structured  keep a teaching journal
  15. 15. reflect about your lesson plans Lesson Plans Comments Reflections (before class) (in class) (after class)1.2.3.
  16. 16. reflect about your class –unstructured reflectionNote: Just write generally about how your feel the classwent, and note any ideas that you have. You could look atyour class notes as you do this.Example:Today’s class went well. I was feeling relaxed,and fully prepared. All of the students haddone their homework, so we could start thespeaking activity immediately …..
  17. 17. reflect about your class –structured reflectionNote: You could write your answers to a list of questions.Example questions:What went well in the class today?What didn’t go well?What will I do differently next time?What did I learn about my students?What did I learn about my teaching?
  18. 18. reflect about your class –structured reflection
  19. 19. keep a reflective journal

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