Essay about My Reflection On My Writing Lesson

766 Words Mar 24th, 2016 4 Pages
The lesson I chose to videotape was a two day writing lesson I taught the second grade students. The focus of this writing lesson was for students to be able identify the overall problem in a reading and find strong evidence that shows how the problem was solved. Then once that strong evidence was found, the students needed to write a written paragraph that answered how the problem was solved. I began teaching this lesson on Tuesday, March 22nd, and began videotaping the last portion of the lesson on March 23rd. This was because on March 22nd, the students were doing more reading and group work, whereas on Wednesday I was discussing with them and explaining how to respond to our questions of, how did the engineers and scientists solve the problem with the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Then, the students went through the process of outlining their paragraph with an organizer I provided, and writing their final copy on the other side.
As I watched the video of myself teaching, it was hard not to cringe; mainly because I don’t like watching myself on camera and I saw certain aspects of my teaching that I need to work on. The students were all gathered on the carpet, and most of them were engaged, but there were still those few students whose minds were elsewhere. I tried to find ways to gather their attention by having them show me “strong evidence” with their arms and making silly comments as to what weak evidence would like, but that only held their attention for a minute or two.…

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