Reflect on Teaching

Now that we are back to begin another term, we have a different sort of tip for you. Please take a few minutes, before thing get hopping again, to reflect on your teaching and experiences with the courses you offer. Give some thought to the two questions below, writing your responses will help to solidify your thinking and is highly recommended:

  1. Are you a good teacher? (Reflect on this question and attempt to answer for yourself, either mentally or in writing (highly recommended).
  2. Is your teaching improving? (Reflect on this question and attempt to answer for yourself, either mentally or in writing (highly recommended).

 

Rationale:

“The primary benefit of reflective practice for teachers is a deeper understanding of their own teaching style and ultimately, greater effectiveness as a teacher” (Ferraro, 2000).

 

References:

Ferraro, J. M. (2000). Reflective Practice and Professional Development. ED449120

ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education Washington DC.