This week I have had the opportunity to be a student as my fellow classmates teach me about their respective STLs (Standards for Technological Literacy) that they have been assigned. (I will teach next Tuesday, so for now I am just observing and participating as a student.)
I feel like I have learned A LOT and I hope to be able to apply those things that I have learned into my own teaching. But I know from experience that it is much easier said than done.
Here are some of the biggest things I have learned:
-LEARNING OUTCOMES ARE KEY.
-Activities are key, but only if they contribute to the learning outcome.
-It is really important to assess to make sure your students have achieved the learning outcomes.
-Paying attention to little details can really enhance your lesson.
The real test to see if I have captured what I have observed is to teach. In the mean time, I am trying to put everything I have learned into my lesson plan. I feel good about my lesson plan so far, but I need to fine tune it and figure out some of the details.