The Reflection on Classroom Teaching (RCT)
The third step in the program is a “Reflection on Classroom
Teaching.” During both of the above workshops, teachers are urged to explore
and experiment with new skills and techniques. The Reflection on Classroom
Teaching is an opportunity for feedback about the real-world application of
those skills and techniques and a chance to learn through the reflective
Participants are asked to plan a lesson in cooperation with a
faculty mentor. The lesson is based on the principles and techniques
practiced in the workshops. The mentor observes the lesson in the classroom
and provides the mentee with feedback. The mentee writes a reflective paper
that is representative of the experiential learning that has occurred based
on the process.
Participant Catherine Parker meets
with mentor Russell Richardson
to review her Lesson Plan prior to the classroom observation.