Below is the questions and my answers for the reflection (250-300 words)
1. Was the instructional objective met? How do I know students learned what was intended?
2. Were the students productively engaged? How do I know?
3. Did I alter my instructional plan as I taught the lesson? Why?
4. What additional assistance, support, and/or resources would have further enhanced this lesson?
5. If I had the opportunity to teach the lesson again to the same group of students, would I do anything differently? What? Why?
1. My class was about interview skills. I was prepared for material and citations.
2.Everyone was productively engaged. Because everyone performed a interview in front of the class. And they enjoyed it.
3.Not really. It went with my plan.
4.If most of the students had a interview before will be better. In that case, everyone will have sort of clue of interview
5.No, i think my lesson were very successful.
1. From my perspective, the instructional objective was met. My goal was to teach students the easiest way to combine and cut video clips for their final presentation. I prepared two handouts, one guided exercise and one independent exercise for them so I can know whether or not the students have understood the materials. Also, I asked them to repeat the procedures or techniques after I explained to make sure they were on the same page and ready to learn the next objective.
2. The students appeared to be a little bit quiet at first because for the first 10 minutes, I just showed them different videos to catch their attention and arouse their interests. But later on they were productively engaged in the activities I planned. I knew that since they all brought their laptops to class and followed my steps when we were doing the guided practice. They asked me a lot of questions they encountered, and we figured them out together.
3. I altered some steps of my instructional plan while I was teaching. It was so hard to control the timing, students’ reactions and lots of unexpected issues that would happen in class, especially when I taught the technology part. Some students couldn’t open the files that I put on the blackboard, or they couldn’t download the application on their laptops. Those are the problems I have not expected and they really hindered my teaching. So I had to give up certain part of my planned activity and jumped to the next one, and that resulted in imbalance time allocation.
4. To enhance the lesson, I think I should have a PowerPoint which explicitly presents every step that I want the students to do in the practice part because they always asked me for clarification or repetition. Moreover, I should find a software which can work for both Mac users and Windows users so I can make sure everyone understand each procedure, instead of teaching two different types of softwares and make them confused.
5. If I had the opportunity to teach the lesson again to the same group of students, I would definitely do something different. I spent so much time at the beginning stage to get them into the topic that we had to rush through other activities. Also I felt like I talked too much and I should give them more opportunity to do the practice. So next time I will try to make it student-centered, and improve my pacing to facilitate the students’ involvement.