As educators, we spend so much time planning lessons and assessing student learning. Of course, this is a huge component of the job, but it’s also important to take a step back and take the time to reflect on our practice.
Why is it important to be reflective?
It prompts us to stop and think
It provides the opportunity to see what’s working
It allows us to make adjustments in real time to make improvements
It’s a form of professional development
It improves student-teacher relationships
It helps to improve student learning
But I don’t have time!!
I get it, there is so much to do! Too many things to think about!
This is why I’ve taken the reflection prompts from my Guided Teac
her Planner, and created a book just for reflections. At the end of each week, set out 10 minutes to review your week and set goals for the next week. Each week there are only 2 reflection questions to focus on. This prompts you to think, but doesn’t feel overwhelming. You’ll improve your practice and student learning in just small simple steps!