Evaluation and Feedback of Micro Teach Session
The purpose of this assignment is to explain my selection of teaching and my learning approaches. I will be evaluating my choice of resources and explain how I gave constructive feedback. Evaluation When planning my session I wanted to ensure that I used interactive teaching and learning resources. I made sure that my PowerPoint presentation was in order and my laptop was charged.
I ensured that the handouts for the quiz were clear to read and pitched my questions at the level of the group, should I have decided that the questions were too hard, I would not have spilt the group into two groups and completed the activity all together. I wanted the presentation to be informal and that the learners were comfortable and happy to ask question should they want to. I wanted to use resources that catered for all learners, I provided a PowerPoint for visual, discussion and activities for aural and a group activity for kinaesthetic learners.
When delivering my session I ensured that the lighting was suitable and that all learners could see the screen. The quiz that I delivered gave learners the opportunity to lead the session whilst still learning about the given subject. This also broke up the delivery and enabled me to see what learners were taking on board. I started the session using an ice breaker this enabled the learners to interact with each other, in retrospect I should have started the ice breaker by doing the task first this would enable the learners to feel comfortable and ensure that everyone understood the task.
I then moved on to the presentation firstly highlighting the 3 outcomes that I wanted the leaners to take on board, I used the PowerPoint to highlight the objectives whilst discussing with the learners in more depth the reasons why I had chosen the three objectives. I then moved on to the first objective. I felt that when using the PowerPoint I used it more as a reference rather than reading it all out, the slides where clear and did not have a vast amount of information on ensuring that the leaners were listening to me rather than reading the PowerPoint, I included photos in order to make the PowerPoint user friendly.
I ensured that I regularly asked the learners questions and used their names when speaking to them, this also gave me the opportunity to ensure that everyone was involved. When delivery the activity I should have double checked that all the answers were there as there was one missing. The activity was successful and gave the learners a good opportunity to interact it was stimulating and ensured that all learners participated. I split the leaners into two groups, I did this to ensure that all the learners where involved and did not feel isolated from the group.
After the activity I went back to the PowerPoint presentation and continued to deliver. At one point I stood in front of the screen, I need to ensure that I am aware of my surrounding and do not block the learners view. At the end of the PowerPoint I included a quiz using five points that we had discussed throughout the session this enable me to assess how much information the learners and taken on board and if I needed to cover the points in more detail.
The leaners answered all the questions correctly and there was a discussion around the answers, when asking leaners questions when delivering the PowerPoint I made sure that all learners were involved and asked them each questions relating to the subject. I summarised the session by going over the objectives again and asked if any of the learners had any questions. Feedback When giving my peers feedback I ensured that I was tactful and considerate. I gave examples on the points that I raised this gave me the opportunity to be precise and deliver the facts.
I felt that I would feel uncomfortable when delivering feedback but I because I ensured that I used the ‘layer cake’ approach it felt more comfortable. My peers gave me very constructive feedback, I will certainly take it on board, I stood in front of the screen several times thus blocking out the power point presentation, when delivering training in the future I will ensure that this does not happen. I valued my peers’ opinion and will take it all on board. Conclusion I felt that the session I delivered went well. I enjoyed delivering it. I hink that the activities went well and all of the learners were engaged at all times. I was not looking forward to delivering to my peers but in fact it was fine. As long as you are prepared, organised and know your subject matter then it is enjoyable. The more sessions one delivers the easier it becomes. I am a confident person and I am happy to stand up in front of people and talk. In conclusion I have found this task really interesting and enjoyable, and have learnt a great deal from it, I have also found it is making a real difference to the quality of my teaching.