B. Sample Activities for Collecting Information about Teaching

Participation in professional development activities, such as those described above, provides the basis of activity needed for reflecting on what you do as a professional teacher, and for identifying the kinds of things you might pursue as you continue on your journey.

For those VIU faculty who would like to take a more formal approach to self-evaluation, a logical next step will be to think more precisely about what you learn by observing your students as they learn. This practice of intentional observation and information-gathering for the purpose of reflection does not need to be onerous. Often it can be teased out of something you already do.