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Professional Development & Reflective Practice - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present topics related to professional development and reflective practice in this interesting chapter. When you review these lessons, you'll study the code of ethical conduct used in the teaching profession and some of the district laws and policies with an impact on school administration. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Detail the professional development opportunities and teacher organizations available to ESL teachers
- Explain some of the reflective practices used by ESL teachers
- Discuss the reflection tools and elements teacher use
- Define how self-assessment can be used to promote effective classroom instruction
- Use self-evaluation to adjust teaching strategies
- Analyze ESOL teaching methods and models for their effectiveness
This fun chapter provides you with an enjoyable and easy to way to study for a test or finish a homework assignment. Use the quiz that follows each lesson as a great way to check your understanding before moving on or taking an exam. These learning tools are accessible 24 hours a day so you can feel free to study at any time that works well for you. If you have any questions as you work through the lessons, reach out to an instructor for help.
1. Code of Ethical Conduct in the Teaching Profession
Many professions recognize set standards for moral conduct. This lesson examines the code of ethical conduct in the teaching profession and the importance of adhering to that code.
2. Professional Development for ESL Teachers
You love learning more about the latest trends for teaching English as a second language. So that you keep up-to-date in regards to professional development, this lesson will provide you with a basic guide.
3. ESL Teacher Organizations
ESL teachers will find a variety of organizations and associations designed to help them develop professionally, create effective classroom instruction and assessments, and actively engage in the future of ESL education. Read on to learn about the different groups and what they do.
4. Reflective Practices for ESL Teachers
If you are an ESL teacher, then you probably know how important it is to assess your efficacy and your internal biases. This lesson discusses some reflective practices that can be especially important for ESL teachers.
5. Reflection Elements & Tools for Teachers
In this lesson, we'll identify and analyze various methods for using reflection as a professional development tool for teachers, including reflective journaling, incident analysis, peer observation, and critical friends groups.
6. Self-Assessment for Effective Classroom Instruction
Successful teachers use a variety of strategies to make sure they're hitting the mark in their practice. A highly effective method is self-assessment. This lesson describes techniques educators can use to evaluate and tweak their performance.
7. 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.
8. Analyzing the Effectiveness of ESOL Models & Teaching Methods
Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) includes a few different research-based models. This lesson explores four of the most relevant ESOL models and takes a look at their overall effectiveness.
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- Teaching Students with Diverse Needs
- Illinois Learning Standards
- Curriculum Development Overview for ELL Teaching
- ELL Instructional Strategies
- Student Motivation & Engagement
- Classroom & Group Management
- Classroom Communication Techniques
- Using Technology for Teaching ELL
- Types of ELL Student Assessment
- Analyzing & Interpreting ELL Student Assessment
- ELL Teachers as Student Advocates
- School Collaboration & Community Building for ELL Teachers
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