After reviewing my Teaching Checklist, I realized one area I could grow in as an educator is in clarifying. Specifically, I am weak in allowing for reflection and reminding students of the teaching point at the end of a lesson.
I believe I am often weak in this in that I always want to cram as much instruction/independent work time into a lesson as possible. However, one of my cooperating teachers does an excellent job of modeling this reflection in his lessons. I hope to emulate this while doing both large group instruction, as well as strategy groups.
I want to remind students of the content/language objectives, and also allow them time to reflect on how well they grasped the content. I tend to do this assessment/reflection more on my own via their independent work/the product they produce, but want to allow students the opportunity to do their own self-assessment/reflection.