evaluate and to provide them with feedback.
I am providing you with the information that I gave teachers during our opening week. You'll notice that I ask for a self-reflection piece, but I don't tell them what it should look like. This was on purpose, I want them to develop something that is effective and meaningful to themselves, not me. (Yup, differentiation for teachers!)
You'll also notice that I let them know of my future plans for this videos. I want my early adopters to take this and run with it! For everyone else, I want to plant seeds that will grow over the year and sprout when we return next year and expand the use of videotaped lessons.
I completely admit to borrowing this videotape idea and adapting it to fit my needs from the National Board Certified Teacher program!
You may make as many videos as you like, but I only want you to turn in one video and the your self-reflection page. If you choose to turn in more videos, I will be glad to view them! Be prepared, next year, you will be expected to complete two videotaped lessons.
Some possible reflection questions are attached. Feel free to use some of these, all of these, or some of your own.
- What are the specific things I did well?
- What are the specific things I could have done better?
- What form did my questions take?
- Did you allow sufficient time between questions for students to respond?
- Who is doing the work in your classroom?
- What do you notice about your direction-giving strategies and management techniques?
- What were your goals for this lesson? Did you achieve them? Why or why not? What did you particularly like about the lesson? What would you change?
- What do you think about your students’ involvement in this lesson? Were you interested as well as interesting? If yes, how did you demonstrate your interest?
- In what ways did you try to make learning relevant to the students- connecting learning to their lives?
- If asked by a student "Why are we doing this?" How would you answer?
- What did you notice about your transitions, how did you move from one activity to another or move students from one place to another?
- If you were a student in this class would you have been interested? Why or why not?
- What other ways might you have presented the same material? What other ways might you have engaged students in activities?
- Did you use technology successfully?
- How did you differentiate the activity for your students
- If I could do this session over again, what three things would I change?