3.1 Analyze, evaluate and revise lessons to make them more effective.
What does this objective mean?
While it would be nice if every lesson went smoothly, with all the students meeting the daily objectives, it is highly unlikely that a teacher will never be faced with a day that did not go as planned. With this in mind, teachers need to be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their lessons after they are done teaching, to see what went well and what did not, and make the necessary changes so the next day of instruction is even more effective than the previous day. This tactic is not reserved solely for the lessons that did not go well; every day is an opportunity for growth, and teachers should be constantly evaluating and revising their lessons so they never stop striving to do well.
Why is this objective important to teachers?
If a lesson did not go well, it is likely the students did not learn the required material to the best of their abilities. Instead of moving on, a teacher must regroup and try again, so the content is eventually mastered. This is especially important when the skills are foundational, such as writing or addition. If the lesson did go well, it is still important for teachers to be striving towards excellence daily; teaching is not a static, but a dynamic, profession in which every day presents new challenges and successes. Teachers need to be prepared to evaluate their work so they continue to meet and exceed the bar of expectations so all students can learn to the best of their abilities.
Example from my student teaching