This week, record yourself teaching a lesson. You will need to ensure with your administration that this will be acceptable since there will be students in the video. This video will only be for personal use during this course, and will not be posted online. If filming yourself is a problem or you are not currently teaching, the following alternative options are also available:
Option 1: Film a colleague or friend who is a teacher.
Option 2: Select a video from the follow link: http://search.alexanderstreet.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/ediv/search?ff%5B0%5D=educational_topic_facet%3ATeaching%20Methods
Record one class lesson (or choose one of the alternative options). Review the lesson using the observation guide, available in this week’s resources, to make notes and help you reflect. The observation guide is based on the Model for Structured Reflection (see Figure 1) (Johns, 2017). Then reflect further on this lesson through writing the same evening in your online journal/blog making sure to address the following questions in your reflection:
- How has reading about reflective practice affected you, and how has this changed your beliefs about the ways you teach?
- What specific parts of the readings changed, or did not change, the way you think about your teaching?
- How will what you have learned change or not change the way you approach teaching?
- Were you effective in terms of consequences for others and yourself?
- What factors influenced your response?
- How were you feeling?
- How were others feeling?
- How does this situation connect with previous experiences?
- What would be the consequences of alternative actions for the students and yourself?
- What Factors might stop you from responding differently?
- How do you now feel about the situation?