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Identify a problem or area for improvement in your own teaching.

After reflecting on student learning and teaching, now ask yourself is there a practice, issue (ex. resources or time), or behavior you can improve? Is there a problem you can solve? Is there something you can change that might help to enhance understanding for your students? Are you able to identify strengths and weaknesses in your school or program? What do you hope to change and why? Once you have an idea of something that can be improved, ask yourself these questions.

  • Is there some way to measure the problem such as: student test, audio or videotape, survey results, other statistics or sample?
  • Do you have control over any aspect of the problem?
  • Is the problem something that is manageable and practical?
  • Is it something you can apply now?
  • If you answered "yes" to the above questions, proceed to step three. If not, go back to the beginning of step two.


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