Teaching Reflection

That was my first time ever presenting to a class, a lesson. I believe it went better than I thought it would, and before I judged myself I let myself carry out the lesson first. I began the lesson asking the class a question to see if the class had anything in common with the topic. Asking that question made me more comfortable and in control. My feedback was very nice and made me feel like I didn’t suck, but I know I have many improvements to make. I wasn’t very clear with myself how I was going to go about having the class memorize the numbers 1-10 in Greek. At least I got Duffy to count to three in Greek on his own! However, I know I have to plan better and be more knowledgeable. I was relieved that the class actually participated in my lesson, I get very nervous up there sometimes, especially when I’m self-conscious about how much I actually know. I know how to count to ten in Greek, but teaching it to a class demanded not only my knowledge of the Greek language, but my knowledge of being a great educator, so this was a very useful experience for me. Being a great teacher isn’t just about knowing the subject, it is also about how you translate material for different types of students to understand and benefit from most. Giving feedback to others was nice, I feel like everyone did well for the time we were all given and little experience we have. I like to give specific feedback to each individual person, I feel like it helps them out a little more rather than giving a basic plus or minus sign. For the time we were given in class I think the plus and minus signs worked though, and reminded us about some things we’d like to improve on.

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito

      Christina,

      I enjoyed reading your reflection.

      This particularly stuck out for me:

      I believe it went better than I thought it would, and before I judged myself I let myself carry out the lesson first.

       

    TCH 215 Spring 2018

    TCH 215 Spring 2018

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