The last gathering of Springboard teachers was another success! Teachers from a variety of contexts talked about how they reflect on their teaching, the methods they use to gather data, and how they use that data to improve what they’re doing.
Nick brought with him a resource about action research, something valuable not just to teachers, but applicable to people in other professions and endeavors. Thanks again Nick!
It introduces the power of systematic reflection on your practice. It’s an easy to use process that can lead to perpetual improvement.
If you’ve got more ideas for how to get student feedback (like what questions you should ask on a survey), using self-reflection tools (like a diary or digital note-keeper), or how best to set the framework for peer observations, drop a comment below!
As a side note, I’d like to say a big thank you to the very friendly staff at our venue, The Fitting Room, for their great service! Without them Springboard get-togethers would not be the same!
If you work as a teacher, you’ve probably had your boss or advisor observe one of your lessons. If you did a CELTA, you were observed by your instructor. What did you take away from it? Have you ever sat in on a colleague’s lesson? Was it a useful experience?
At the next Springboard get-together we’re going to talk about what’s effective in these encounters and how we can use them in our professional development.
We’ll also set out a framework so that you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from this experience with others.
Come meet, greet, and put a spring into your work on Thursday 27th October, at 8:00 pm.