About This Chapter
Flexible, Responsive & Reflective Teaching - Chapter Summary
The strategies in this chapter are presented in an interactive format to help you identify ways to incorporate flexibility, responsiveness and reflection into your teaching style. You'll learn tips for making major and minor lesson adjustments and find solutions for helping struggling students. Other key concepts outlined in this chapter include:
- Identifying and acting on teachable moments as they occur in the classroom
- Methods for incorporating reflective teaching
- Adjusting instructional strategies based on self-evaluation
As you study each of these concepts, take advantage of the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to assess how well you understand the information presented. Use the direct links within the quizzes to review specific concepts.
How It Helps
- Creates Awareness: The strategies in this chapter help you self-evaluate your teaching style and identify ways to improve.
- Identifies areas to apply these strategies: You'll learn how to apply these strategies to help struggling learners and utilize teachable moments when they occur.
- Encourages student interest: Use these tips to determine useful ways to adjust lessons based on student interest and current events.
At the conclusion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand self-evaluation and how to apply it to your teaching strategies
- Exhibit responsiveness and flexibility by capitalizing on teachable opportunities
- Recognize the need for lesson adjustments and implement them spontaneously
- Implement strategies to help struggling students
1. Tips for Making Minor & Major Lesson Adjustments
Your perfectly planned lessons may not always go according to plan, but this doesn't have to be a problem. This lesson provides teachers with tips and advice for making lesson changes on short notice.
2. Recognizing & Acting on Teachable Moments in Class
What is a teachable moment, and how can educators recognize and capitalize on them? This lesson defines the term and provides examples of how teachers can use teachable moments in their practice. Then, test out what you learned with the quiz.
3. Strategies for Helping Struggling Students Learn
Teachers need strategies for helping all students succeed, especially those who struggle. This lesson outlines steps teachers can use to help struggling students make progress and reach goals, with examples for classroom use.
4. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods
Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
5. How to Adjust Teaching Strategies With Self-Evaluation
Self-reflection is a part of life. However, in the world of education, it can be the difference between student success and failure. This lesson offers advice on how to evaluate and make adjustments to your teaching.
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Other chapters within the Using Danielson's Framework for Teaching in the Classroom course
- Introduction to Danielson's Framework for Teaching
- Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy
- Student Development & Learning
- Setting Instructional Outcomes
- Designing Instruction & Assesssments
- Creating & Managing a Classroom Environment
- Managing Student Behavior & Communication
- Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques in Teaching
- Engaging Students in the Learning Process
- Maintaining Accurate Records in the Classroom
- Communicating with Students' Families
- Growing & Developing Professionally as an Educator