The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look
Reflection is one of the most important tools any teacher has in their toolbox. It can help teachers identify their strengths and weaknesses and focus on areas where they need to continue to grow. Additionally, reflection can help teachers develop new teaching strategies, improve classroom management skills, and more.
Key points to be reflective:
- Ask yourself what you like and don’t like about your teaching.
- Evaluate your teaching skills regularly.
- Ask students for feedback on your teaching.
- Reflect on your own learning experiences.
- Take time for yourself to recharge.
Benefits of a reflective teacher:
- Reflective teachers are patient and take the time to listen to their students.
- Reflective teachers are honest and communicate with their students.
- Reflective teachers are always looking for ways to improve their teaching.
- Reflective teachers use technology to help them be more reflective.
- Reflective teachers always seek ways to connect with their students.
To conclude, reflection can help teachers to assess their work and make necessary adjustments.