Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Task 5.  Reflecting on Teaching & Learning

Adapted from: PACT Handbook - Science Teaching Event Candidate Handbook 2008-2009; Performance Assessment for California Teachers


The Reflecting on Teaching & Learning Task describes what you learned from teaching the learning segment.  It provides evidence of your ability to analyze your teaching and your students’ learning to improve your teaching practice. 

Overview of Task

Record your reflections after teaching each lesson, discussing how the lesson went for the class as a whole as well as for specific students.  (See instructions in the daily reflection box in Task 2. Planning Instruction and Assessment.)

Review your daily reflections and your analyses of the effectiveness of instructional and assessment strategies in previous tasks.  Use these specific analyses and reflections to identify more general patterns within your planning, instruction, and assessment practices across the learning segment.

Reflect on your experience teaching the learning segment in light of 1) your observations of the effectiveness of your teaching practice in helping your students learn; and 2) the theoretical perspectives and research principles that you learned during teacher preparation.

What Do I Need to Do?

Submit the daily reflections that were completed as part of Task 2. Planning Instruction & Assessment.