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Self Check Techniques

Tape Record a Lesson

One technique you can use to examine your teaching is to tape record a lesson (or part of a lesson). Later, listen to the tape and analyze what you hear. This technique is especially useful for examining your interactions with your students.

Tips for tape recording:

  • Explain to your students why you are recording.
  • Wear a fanny pack or carpenter apron to allow you to move around the classroom.
  • Analyze short (5 or 10 min) segments from the beginning, middle, and end of the lesson.
  • Record different types of lessons.

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