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Book: Surviving the Induction Years of Language Teaching

Chapter: Reflecting on Theory in the First Year

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.31247


This chapter outlines and discusses the topics related to theory that the novice ESL teacher reflected on during his first year. When teachers reflect on theory they explore how they plan their lessons and what influence this planning. This chapter reports on the details related to lesson planning that the novice teacher reflected on during his first year such as his approaches and methods or the how, what, when, where and even why of methodology and curriculum, and who his learners are and includes how he set up class rules and procedures.

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