Builder: Assessment & Reflection
Teachers are constantly thinking on their feet, making swift
adjustments to instruction in order to meet the needs of all
their students within a given class session. Take the luxury
of reflecting upon the implementation of this renewed lesson
and how it worked in your classroom. As a reflective practitioner,
you have the opportunity to learn from the classroom experience,
growing as a professional and honing your instructional practices.
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Questions to Ponder
After you implement your renewed lesson plan in your classroom,
- What helped your students get into the piece and build
- Describe the kinds of thinking your students were doing.
What were they focusing on?
- What didn't work well? Why do you think you had complications?
- What was the role of the teacher? What was the role of
- Did all students participate? Why/why not? How can you
get more students involved next time?
- What would you change for next time?
- Did students value one another's comments and perspectives?
How can you continue to promote this in your classroom?
- What do you think the students learned from the classroom
experience? What didn't they learn? What questions were
left unanswered? How can you help the learning happen more
readily next time?
- Did you use the class meeting to explore the literature
and raise questions or was the class time used to answer
- What surprised you?
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