It took me some time realize that reflection is vital to my growth as an educator. I also needed to learn what real reflection looked like. It’s so much more than thinking that I did a good job or changing one essay question. Here are four things that I’ve done over the past few years to aid in my reflection and help me grow as a learner and a teacher.
1. Feedback from Students
One always scary but very important thing is asking the students how the lesson went. This can be done in class with a quick show of hands or a Google Form emailed to students and parents. Part of reflection is taking an honest look at how things are going. To do that, it’s crucial to hear from others. As valuable stakeholders in the classroom, students and parents might see something that the teacher would not.” To read further please click here:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reflective-teacher-taking-long-look-nicholas-provenzano