Watching Oneself Teach

For all the faculty involved, the opportunity to watch themselves conducting class was a valuable and sometimes uncomfortable experience. Reflecting on this has led several to some new conclusions about their teaching.

Biology 252: Watching Yourself Teach (MP4 Video 123.3MB Aug1 17) (6:58 min)
Matt reflects on his experience of watching his own teaching—the energy required and the difficulty of "reading" student responses in class—as well as his own growth as a teacher and the challenge of turning mistakes into a learning opportunity. The joy of discovering new things to share with students is at the heart of Matt's passion for teaching.

Classics 114: Watching Yourself Teach (MP4 Video 7.4MB Jul31 17) (3:10 min)
Clara reflects on the perils and discomfort of seeing oneself in front of a class.

French 101: Watching Yourself Teach (MP4 Video 21MB Jul28 17) (10:06 min)
Christine reflects on the ongoing challenges of keeping the classroom student-centered and "reading" her students body language in class, including the "English moment" rule. Christine sees transitions and timing as areas for future growth.

Watching Oneself Teach
History 137: Watching Oneself Teach (MP4 Video 6.3MB Jul28 17) (3:29 min)
Bill describes his reaction to watching himself on video and the insight he gained about how he uses classroom space and the blackboard.

History 161: Watching Oneself Teaching (MP4 Video 5MB Jul31 17) (1:59 min)
Parna reflects on how she has changed over time and how watching the class video helped her to see how students react to different aspects of her teaching.

Political Science 230: Reflecting on Practice (MP4 Video 12.5MB Jul31 17) (4:51 min)
Greg reflects on his classroom strategies and how they have changed since arriving at Carleton. Finding the balance between lecture and discussion and creating active classes are areas for ongoing attention.

The Teacher in the Mirror
Studio Art 122: The Teacher in the Mirror (MP4 Video 12.4MB Jul28 17) (5:04 min)
Stephen reflects on how he has become more comfortable in his teaching role and how that ease has improved student learning.