Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice | Edutopia

In one of Edutopia’s latest posts, “Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice,” an instructor speaks about the benefits of recording himself teaching every once in a while. It helps him improve his teaching abilities and gain the perspective of an audience member. His main takeaways include the following:

  1. You may not realize you call on specific students more often than others.
  2. Provide enough time between asking a question and allowing students to think and answer. The author’s research found that instructors, on average, “provided .7 to 1.5 seconds of wait-time for students after asking them a question…The research also found, however, that providing at lease 3 seconds of wait-time tended to have a positive impact on both the students and the teachers” (“Record Yourself”).
  3. You can see if you move around in the class enough to keep students engaged and attentive to the lesson.
  4. You might not notice what your students are doing while you’re lecturing. They may be far more distracted than you realize!

Check out more from Edutopia’s post here.

Gaston_teach. “Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice.” Edutopia. The George Lucas Educational Foundation, 15 Sept. 2015. Web. 16 Oct. 2015.

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