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1 2 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA IDEAS INNOVATION . DESIGN . EXPERIENCES . ACTIVITIES . SYNERGY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION UPCOMING EVENTS: 1 GAGA for Video Creation, highlighting: Creaza and WeVideo -Mon., Nov. 4 @ 3 p.m. -Tues., Nov. 5 @ 10 a.m. -Weds., Nov. 6 @ 10 a.m. 2 Thank you to all veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day! We will have a card in the IDEAS ROOM to sign to thank our Veterans. 3 Thanksgiving Break: We will be open on Wednesday November 27, from 9a.m.-3p.m. **CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY. 1 A NOTE FROM THE IDEAS COORDINATOR: Wendy Loewenstein A NOTE FROM THE IDEAS COORDINATOR: Wendy Loewenstein Recording Your Teaching: A Reflective Practice Worth Embracing Many of us get nervous when we have to present to a group of our peers and then it happens. Someone starts recording your presentation. This seems to add an additional level of nerves for presenters. Whether or not you are presenting to a group of your peers or teaching a group of K-12 students, I challenge you to see this as an opportunity to reflect and improve your practices. Once you get beyond criticizing the sound of your voice and your choice of clothing for the day, take a minute to examine your delivery: body language, eye contact, rate of speaking, gestures, and speaking habits (repeated use of “um” or “like”). Then go beyond your delivery to assess your content: how do you formulate your questions? Do you provide adequate wait time? Are you checking for understanding throughout your lesson delivery? Ultimately, the idea is to use these recordings as an opportunity to learn and grow as a reflective practitioner. So next time the camera is rolling, keep calm and reflect on! Recording Equipment available in the IDEAS Room: iPads Flip Cameras Mac laptops ISSUE #11: FALL 2013

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