The question I am supposed to answer as a task for Unit 2 of Twinmooc is:
What needs or areas of improvement and learning have I detected in my teaching?
More than my own practice I believe that teaching as a whole needs improvement at several levels:
#1 Classroom display
No matter how many classrooms I walk in or where I do it this is what I get. Despite swapping boards from black to white and chalk for markers, desks carry on surgically aligned in rows with the teacher on the stage.
Lucklily I work at a school that supports and fosters innovation therefore any change or good idea is welcome. As such, if I want to change my classroom when using it, I can do it.
Actually this happens quite often as I adopt PBL (Project based Learning) in many of my lessons which leads me to
#2 Project work
I started project work some years ago and haven’t stopped ever since. I find that my students engage more in the tasks and really like to work collaboratively.