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Teaching & Learning: After the Instruction Session

The Teaching & Learning Guide provides information to help you with your needs as an instructor including class materials, statistics and assessment information, important reminders, and readings and resources.

Reflect on your session

Engage in systematic reflection on your own teaching. Easy and consistent strategies for keeping track of your teaching are to annotate worksheets, lesson plans and teaching activities. End-of-academic-quarter summaries also help you reflect on your teaching and help you develop new workshops or improve versions of current lesson plans. 

Other aspects of reflection include:

  • Assessing your impact by determining whether students have met the desired goals
  • Evaluating how you might revise and reuse your content and instructional materials in the future

Adapted from UW CTL and Char Booth, Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning.

Report your Sessions

After each session please fill out the desk tracker form with basic information about your session.


Hopefully, you have been able to incorporate some sort of assessment into your session -- for ideas and resources, visit the Assessment page of this guide. Now is the time to:

  • Look over the information you've gleaned from your assessment and make notes.
  • Follow up with students or the course instructor on questions they still have.
  • If your assessment involved gathering data, here are some resources for evaluating and analyzing that data: