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Professional Reflection

Reflecting on your work seemed so easy when you were a student teacher and had a mentor to bounce ideas off of, but what do you do once you're a pro and it's just you in the classroom? Reflection can be hard to do when you're separated from your peers for most of the day and there are an indefinite number of tasks to complete each day. Hopefully the resources in this collection will give you some direction and clarity.
A Collection By Valerie Ferguson
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Professional Reflection
  • teachhub.com
    teachhub.com

    Teaching Strategies: The Value of Self-Reflection

    6 minute read
    Valerie Ferguson says:
    The phrase self-reflection may make you cringe and think of your yearly evaluation, but could there be real value to the process? This article argues that there is, and it even walks you through how to do it effectively. With these tips, you can really start to transform your teaching practice.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Fostering Reflection

    7 minute read
    Valerie Ferguson says:
    This excerpt is aimed towards administrators as they work to encourage reflection among their staff. However, whether you're in a leadership position or not, there is lots to learn from this piece. I love that it addresses refining your skill of reflection because it talks about improving your reflections if you're an educator who's already practicing.
  • Self-Assessment Checklist

    Website
    teacher.scholastic.com
    teacher.scholastic.com
    Valerie Ferguson says:
    This website is a great resource! It has reflection checklists that are broken into different areas of effective teaching. I love this because you can hone in on an area you want to improve and have a concrete tool to use in the process.
  • Valerie Ferguson says:
    So say you're ready to buy into the Self-reflection practice, but you're still not sure you know where to start, this resource will give you the detail you need to get going. It provides lots of reflection techniques to choose from and I love a lot of their ideas. They recommend student feedback, video recording, and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Valerie Ferguson says:
    This high school math teacher understands the value of reflection and writes this blog as a personal reflection of his teaching practice. I love this idea because it gives you a chance to share with other educators, while also reflecting and improving your own teaching.
  • Valerie Ferguson says:
    This video demonstrates what professional reflection should look like at elementary level. These three teachers go through the process of designing and reflecting on a fractions lesson. It's a great example and model of professional collaboration as a means of reflection.