In her latest guest post, Nicky Salmon talks about the importance of reflecting on your teaching practice.
A very important part of any pre- or in-service teacher training course, is REFLECTION.
On a CELTA or Trinity TESOL course this will mostly be reflecting ON your practice, which means you will look back at the lesson you have just taught to reflect on
-what went well or not so well,
-reasons for these,
-what you can use again or change for next time.
Your ability to reflect on your planning and teaching is an assessed part of the course but many people find the whole process very difficult.
It might be because you have never reflected formally before.
It might be because you just don’t know what to prioritise in your reflection.
It might be because you just don’t know what language to use as you reflect. (more…)