Doing Reflective Practice in English Language Teaching 120 Activities for Effective Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, and Professional Development
This practical and engaging book introduces readers to reflective practice in English language teaching. Assuming no background knowledge, Thomas S. C. Farrell clearly and accessibly walks through ways that teachers can integrate and implement reflective practice in the classroom and in other contexts to benefit their teaching and their own professional development. Each chapter covers an important dimension of reflective practice and features many ready-to-use activities that are designed to empower teachers and allow them to overcome challenges they’ll face throughout their careers. Covering many types of reflection and the many purposes it serves, this book addresses written reflection, lesson planning, classroom observation, classroom management, group communication and more. This resource is ideal for preservice and early career language teachers and is an important supplement to courses in language education and applied linguistics programs.
1. Invitation 2. Why Reflect? 3. What is Reflective Practice? 4. Written Reflections 5. Reflecting in Groups 6. Classroom Observations 7. Lesson Planning 8. Reflecting on Teaching and Assessing the Skills 9. Classroom Management 10. Classroom Communication 11. Teaching Portfolios 12. Practice Teaching 13. First Years