Saturday, December 5, 2009

Reflection 12

This past week we worked on movie coding our own teaching videos. You can learn quite a bit about yourself as you watch yourself teach! Going through and watching my teaching videos, I learned a few things about myself:

-When I'm nervous and teaching, I say the word "k" alot! This needs to stop!
-I need to better state my teaching objectives to the students
-I need to watch my vocabulary choice so I sound more concrete on my material
-I need to use my space around me more and not just stay
-I need to be more aware of my students and what they are understanding while I am teaching
-I need to be involved in group work
-I need to have assessments for my students
And it goes on!

Anyways, from everything, I have learned two things. One being that I have many areas to improve upon as a teacher. And two, I really do want to be a teacher. I love helping students and I love seeing them grow. I am reminded of times when teachers have helped me and made me see more of what I am capable. I need to work more on my teaching skills, but at least I don't have to work wanting to teach others.