Reflective practice and identifying your needs
|1. You have an experience||e.g. you teach a lesson|
|2. You reflect on the experience||You think about what went well, or not so well|
|3. You critically analyse the experience||You identify what it was that made the lesson go well or not so well – the activity? Your instructions? Your knowledge of the subject/topic? Etc.|
|4. You plan future actions based on what you have learnt||e.g. you try the same speaking activity with another class because it worked well, or you research language so that you know the language point better for next time, etc.|
- Keep a learning diary of what went well or not so well in a lesson
- Ask your learners for feedback on a lesson or activity
- Make notes in your coursebook after each lesson
- Talk through your lessons with another teacher
- Ask a colleague to sit in and observe your lesson
- Record yourself teaching (and then watch it!)
- Use an online journal to keep your reflective practices in one place – notes, videos, documents, links
- What reflective practices you do already?
- Which would you like to try?
- How have you been reflecting on your learning throughout this course? (online journal/written journal/something else)
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