Am I teaching well? Self-Evaluation Strategies for Effective Teachers Am I doing the right thing in the 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, then 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 student 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 table of contents clearly indicates the scope and richness of Am I Teaching Well? An appendix at the end of the book takes you step-by-step through procedures for self-evaluation using video- or audiorecording, a particularly effective strategy that will really let you see yourself as others see you. Audience: Newly qualified to experienced teachers as well as teacher trainers interested in improving their classroom practices.
Contents: 1. On the Road to Excellence 2. Your School and Professional Community 3. Your Classroom, Your Students, and You 4. Program Design 5. Daily Lesson Planning 6. Resources 7. Resources in a Language Classroom 8. Elements of a Lesson 9. Elements of a Language Lesson 10. Classroom Communication 11. Questions and Responses 12. Feedback and Correction 13. Motivation and Attitude 14. Assessment, Testing and Marking 15. Program Evaluation 16. Professional Development