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Reflective teaching


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Reflective teaching

  1. 1. Becoming A Reflective Teacher
  2. 2. WHO ARE YOU? “All change begins with the notion of self” Today we will….. Think about what is a good lesson / teacher. Share our own thoughts about teaching. Watch videos and analyze lessons. Understand the need to “think about our teaching and reflect.
  3. 3. WHO ARE YOU? “He not busy being born is busy dying” More control and we become empowered. Why “think about” your lesson? Bob Dylan We gain “voice”. Classrooms become more democratic We see the “ideology” behind teaching. Teaching becomes connective. We see ourselves as “growing”
  4. 4. Holy COW !
  5. 5. A Great Lesson Students Content Classroom Teachers Other Delivery There’s A LOT to a lesson
  6. 6. The Reflective Process Methods Philosophical Principles
  7. 7. The Reflective Cycle Problem Reflection Solution Action Decision
  8. 8. Some Questions If so – you have already started!
  9. 9. Some More Questions If so, you are ready to change!
  10. 10. An Action Plan: 1. What areas of change have I identified? (What is the problem?) Poor pacing in my lessons Pacing KWL
  11. 11. An Action Plan 2. What do I need to know? (what necessary information is needed?) Follow and time the lesson plan
  12. 12. An Action Plan 3. How will I know I am making improvements? (What change should happen?) I will finish the lesson on time – every stage finished.
  13. 13. An Action Plan 4. When will I finish the process? (What is the goal?) When I consistently finish my lessons on time.
  14. 14. An Action Plan 5. What difference did I make? (What changed in the classroom/students?) The students got more work done and in a timely manner.
  15. 15. Practical “To Dos” Make comments in your teaching log! Keep a teaching portfolio. Peer evaluation – get your staff onboard Get feedback from students. Record yourself! + Action Research! Social Network! + Teaching Talk! Ask yourself at the end of the day – “How could I have done this better?
  16. 16. “one teaches, two learn.”
  17. 17. References Kameen, Paul. Essays Towards a Rhetoric of Pedagogy. Pittsburgh, PA: U of Pittsburgh P, 2000. Schon, Donald, The Reflective Practitioner, United States, Basic Books, 1983 Schon, Donald, Educating The Reflective Practitioner, New York, U.S.A., Jossey-Bass, 1987 Rogers, Carl. On Becoming A Person, N.Y. , N.Y, Houghton Mifflin, 1995 Taggart, Germaine, Promoting Reflective Teaching in Teachers, Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press, 2005 Wright, T. (1987) Understanding Classroom Role Relationships, Roles of Teachers and Learners, Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press.