Effective science teaching is highly complex and demands sophisticated decision-making. Few administrators are in a position to understand the complexities and nuances of effective science teaching, and rarely are they able to provide the detailed feedback and ongoing support needed to help science teachers meet the vision set forth in science education reform documents. Thus, meaningful improvement in science teaching requires science teachers to accurately and continuously consider their own practice, thoroughly reflect on that practice, and implement strategies to move their practice forward. This article provides approaches useful for monitoring classroom teaching practices, self-assessing those practices, and strategies to improve practice. This article promotes Iowa Teaching Standards 1 and 7.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2008 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Clough, Michael P.
"Professional Development: The Need to Assess Yourself,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 35
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol35/iss3/3