Becoming self reflective practitioners
Post on 14-Jul-2015
BECOMING SELF REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONERS
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What is Reflection?It is a self examination.
A cycle of paying deliberate analytical attention to ones action
What worked?What Fail?How to Improve?Do I enjoy Teaching?Am I doing enough?Where did I succeed?Where did I Fail?How can I make it Fun?How Can I Become Pro Active?Do I Cooperative?Am I a good Team Player? Do I dislike some students?
Achieving that Balcony Perspective
Without the contribution of regular professional reflection, the element of full evaluation is fractured and derailed
PLANING & PREPARATIONPRACTICEASSESMENTEVALUATION
The Benefits of ReflectionReflection ensures that we practice what we planReflection makes it possible to search for new perspectiveReflection raises unconscious thoughts to the conscious levelWe can redesign our instruction for the next class
Reflection FOR ActionReflect Back(Reflection on action)Reflect in the present(Reflection in action)Reflect forward(Reflection for action)
Individual ReflectionGreater awareness of personal performanceImproved personal performanceIncreased student learning
Reflection with PartnersImproved learning and confidence about our own practiceStrengthened collegial relationshipLess isolation at work
Reflection in Small Groups and TeamsA variety of experiences and expertiseIncreased professional and social support (improved collegiality)Effective, shared group responsibility
INPUTSLearners FeedbackTestingObservable BehaviorColleagues FeedbackSelf Reflection
WHAT I LEARNT TODAYThe topic I learnt today The Teacher explanation was ...I need to know more about
Are you an educator or a babysitter?You dont want to be one of those stagnant teachers that present the same boring outdated and ineffective lessons year after year.So how do we become good self reflective practitioners?
How to Increase Reflective PracticeWrite down thoughts and ideas for future actionRead professional articles, books, on leadership and compare to your own practiceSeek out and cultivate a relationship with a reflective coach or mentor
Personal Professional Development DiaryNote booking is a term used to describe the process of creating a written and illustrated record of learning
Personal Development DiaryDear diary,The other day I was talking to my mentor, Senora Guardiola, and telling her my recent frustration with lack of student initiative. It seems to be prime season for field trips, illnesses, assemblies, testing, and anything else that could possibly mess up my classroom routine
Reflective Journala reflective journal, sometimes called a learning log, is a personal record of your learning experiences.A reflective journal is used to:* Record the development of your ideas and insightsReflect upon the subject content and personal experiencesAnalyze your own learning in and for self development
I thought about this for a while and then decided to include some of the students in my presentation. Using photograph of their work on the Power Point slides, three of them explained how they had designed their work and what it was intended to show. The parents appreciated their presence and their humor and energy. Im sure we could do it better next time, but it was the first time students had spoken at such a meeting and certainly the first time our Department had featured in anything at the school. we felt real sense of achievement.
Reflection Change the Paradigms of your teaching
What is wrong with my teaching??
How can I Improve??
Think Pair - ShareAsk Yourself