One technique you can use to examine your teaching is to observe your
students. This is something you undoubtedly do every day in the course
of teaching, but to do it scientifically, you should choose something
specific to look for. For example, you might observe how your students
interact in groups, which could give you insight into the quality and
effectiveness of group learning in your classroom.
Tips for observing your
- Have with you a clipboard or notepad so you can keep track of what
- One way to record the amount and direction of student interactions
is to draw a diagram of the students in the group and use arrows or
lines to represent their interaction.
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