engage with colleagues and improve practice
On my recent practicum I was fortunate to be placed with a very experienced supervising teacher. During this placement I facilitated three lessons: two literacy and one mathematics.
To ensure that the content of my lesson plans aligned to her unit plan, I discussed with her the learning goals she wanted me to achieve and the resources she would like her students exposed to.
Prior to each of the lessons, I submitted my lesson plans to my supervising teacher. We then sat down and made any necessary changes.
After I delivered the lesson, I took a moment to reflect and asked myself these three questions:
1. What worked?
2. What did not work?
3. What would I do differently?
After I had the opportunity to reflect, my supervising teacher provided me with her feedback on what I did well and where I could improve next time. An example of this was in my Mathematics lesson on 2D shapes. The final activity required the students to present their shape person to the class and describe the properties of the shapes they used. To ensure this section does not drag on too long, next time I would only nominate three groups to present and not the whole seven.