Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Dog Lovers Unite! A Lesson in Viewpoint - Section 1: Activating


This was my first experience with being filmed by a film crew. I was ridiculously nervous! However, I was so proud of my students. They really paid attention and stayed engaged in the lesson. I actually think they were more on target so they could look like rock stars when they responded in class. The kids were buzzing with excitement when the crew left and were still talking about the poems we read in class. It was amazing experience for me as well, because I can now reflect on m practices when I view my video. You learn so much when you watch yourself teach.

For the Master Teacher Project, I have to film myself often, so I decided to make it a classroom job to grab the quick clips that I need. I think it's something I'll continue to do after my lessons are all posted. I watched one clip and thought, "Man, I just totally took up all the talk time there, and didn't let my students really think through." Now it was part of my direct instruction and modeling, but I might think through that differently for my next lesson. If you haven't filmed yourself teaching, please try it out. You can learn a whole lot about yourself in 45 seconds!

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Dog Lovers Unite! A Lesson in Viewpoint

Unit 4: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
Lesson 6 of 20

Objective: SWBAT make inferences about the poet's or narrator's viewpoints and feelings.

Big Idea: A poet writes from the heart. Through his or her words, we can figure out the thought and views within the poem.

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