COULD HAVE USED THIS BACK IN 1982—? FOR MY OWN STUDENT TEACHING—I FLNUNKED! 😦
Why is self-reflection so important in teaching?
when we teach we learn about what works and what doesn’t work by using self-reflection. Teach a lesson, a day, a week and look back and take the time to examine what worked well, and what didn’t work.
Here are some questions to ask:
- How did the students respond? was the lesson too hard, too easy? How would you present the materials or lesson differently next time?
- How are you feeling physically and emotionally? Are issues in your personal life creeping into the classroom? Are you able to leave stress from home at home?
Every facet of teaching and education including the teacher’s cognitive, psychological, social/emotional and professional characteristics can be reflected upon. How you show up in your classroom and your school matters! Every facet of you as a person and teacher impacts your students and the whole school is impacted…
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