Am I doing the right thing in my classroom? Are my students learning all they could? Is there anything I could do to gain even more satisfaction from my job? Am I teaching well? If you ask yourself questions like these but aren't quite sure how to go about finding the answers, this book is for you!
Am I Teaching Well? Self-Evaluation Strategies for Effective Teachers is a resource for classroom practitioners, pre-service teachers and teacher trainers. Each chapter presents a series of self-assessment tasks that will help you reflect and improve on a wide range of aspects of your teaching practice. Topics include organizing for instruction, designing programs and lessons, using resources and integrating technology, classroom presentation, responding to student questions and encouraging participation, providing feedback, increasing motivation, assessment, program evaluation, and professional development. Numerous self-evaluation exercises are fully photocopiable without infringement of copyright, and the book is illustrated throughout with humorous drawings.
The book concludes with an appendix that takes you step by step through procedures for self-evaluation using video or audio recording, a particularly effective strategy that will really let you see yourself as others do.
Written by two experienced teachers in a direct, down to earth, light-hearted style, Am I teaching well? offers not only opportunities for self-assessment but also detailed information on positive teaching practice. The authors' background in language teaching is highlighted in special sections that will be of particular interest to those teaching foreign or second languages to learners of all ages.
With its comprehensive scope and easy-to-follow, hands-on approach, Am I teaching well? is sure to become a career-long partner for all teachers interested in working toward excellence in their classroom performance.
Audience: Newly qualified to experienced teachers as well as teacher trainers interested in improving their classroom practices.
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Born in Croatia and Poland respectively, Vesna Nikolic and Hanna Cabaj have been involved in education in Europe and North America for many years - and still love it! They have delighted in teaching and assessing students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and interest levels. Vesna earned her Master's from the University of Toronto, while Hanna completed hers at the University of Warsaw. Hanna currently manages the Continuing Education Department Adult Education Program of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, while Vesna focuses on secondary student assessment at the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, and also teaches online courses for Queen's University. Both authors, with their keen interest in classroom instruction, staff support, curriculum development and teacher training, find themselves frequent and welcome speakers at conferences, seminars, and institutes.Review:
"...a helpful addition to teacher resources on professional development." -- Hedy M. Mcgarrell in Contact-TESL Ontario
"...an extremely practical and thought-provoking volume." -- John Sivell in TESL Canada Journal
"...has a unique feature, it deals only with activities meant for self-evaluation, especially useful for inservice teacher development programs." -- Zena Moore at University of Texas Zena Moore at University of Texas
"...useful and excellent way for educators to become aware of their teaching style and to see how they teach." -- Karen Gravelle in OCCSB
"It's almost a teacher training course in itself... at both the "macro" and the "micro" level." -- Katy Vening in English Teaching Professional
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