Ch 29: Reflection & Growth as a Teacher

About This Chapter

These lessons will help you reflect and grow as a teacher. Get to know a teacher's development stages, and the causes and symptoms of teacher burnout so you can avoid that happening to you.

Reflection & Growth as a Teacher - Chapter Summary

The subject of the lessons in this chapter is reflection and growth as a teacher. Take a look at how to become effective as a teacher, and the definition and methods of reflective teaching, in addition to other lesson topics, such as:

  • Roles of a teacher
  • Ideas for professional development of a teacher
  • Professional education organizations that are field-specific

These lessons are short text and videos, each with an accompanying quiz to see how well you retained the lesson information. A chapter exam will test your understanding of the main points presented.

7 Lessons in Chapter 29: Reflection & Growth as a Teacher
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are the Roles of a Teacher?

1. What are the Roles of a Teacher?

Educating is just one of the many things you will have to do in your role as teacher. This lesson will detail several of the key roles teachers play in classrooms and schools.

Stages of Teacher Development

2. Stages of Teacher Development

As Charles Kuralt once stated, 'Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.' This is why each stage of the teacher development process is so important. This lesson will highlight each stage of the process and provide examples. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

3. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

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.

Teacher Professional Development Ideas

5. Teacher Professional Development Ideas

This lesson is designed to provide resources for teachers, future teachers, researchers, and others who want to enhance teacher professional development. Professional development is an essential way for educators to enhance critical thinking skills, gain new knowledge of the subject matter, and explore new learning tools.

Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

6. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.

Avoiding Teacher Burnout: Causes and Symptoms

7. Avoiding Teacher Burnout: Causes and Symptoms

Many teachers may debate Neil Young's statement: 'It's better to burn out, then to fade away.' This lesson will highlight causes and symptoms of teacher burnout. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

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