Teaching Reflection

By setting aside time to reflect on our own teaching, we can document our impressions of what worked and didn't, make notes for future classes, and support and track our development as teachers. This can be accomplished by simply setting aside 3-5 minutes after a class in order to write down responses to these questions*:

  1. What went well today and why?
  2. What could have gone better and why?
  3. What do I want to remember for the future?

*From the Virginia Journal of Education, "Reflecting on Teaching"

 

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If you found the above helpful, you may want to explore these links for additional ideas.

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/reflective-teaching-exploring-our-own-classroom-practice
This site has a sample teaching diary that includes a variety of questions.

http://learnweb.harvard.edu/ALPS/reflect/index.cfm
The questions on this site address some broader issues and encourage the teacher to reflect on what he or she learned from the students. 

http://www.league.org/gettingresults/web/module6/teaching/teacher_reflections.html
The questions suggested on this site seem helpful for an end-of-term or end-of-year reflection, rather than for reflecting on individual sessions.