Becoming a (More) Reflective Teacher


with John F. Fanselow

Reflective teachers already know there can be tremendous benefit from having another pair of eyes in their classroom, just as there can be from observing other teachers’ classes. What if those extra eyes are your own?

The key to becoming a more reflective teacher is learning how to observe what you do in the classroom, accurately and without judgment. John F. Fanselow has long been an advocate of teachers using transcription and recordings to see their teaching and students with new eyes. Start the new year by working closely with John and other teachers from around the world in learning how to reflect on your own classes in ways will transform your teaching, regardless of your level of experience as a reflective teacher.

Participants working toward a Certificate of Accomplishment will be expected to spend about 35 hours on class work. This includes attending all four live sessions (live or through recordings), participating in class forum discussions and completing assigned tasks. Participants will be expected to submit a class transcription and a reflection on that transcription as a final project.