by TeachThought Staff
Reflection, in the form of daily prompts.
While there was a bit of peer pressure to help push you to complete all 30 days of the September challenge, this month is a bit different. Of course, by all means respond to every prompt if you have the time. The big idea, though, is the reflection and the gratitude. If that comes for you by blogging once a week, then once a week it is. If you get to it four times in one week and only once the next, that’s also fine.
If you write full-on essays, or just one paragraph responses, either are fine as well. (Hint: Tell yourself when you sit down you’re just going to write a paragraph, then let the writing do what it does.)
So below are the #reflectiveteacher prompts Beth and Justine have created for your for November to respond to, share with your colleagues, and use as reflective tools for growth.
How To Participate In The Blogging Challenge
1. Match the day and the prompt.
2. Blog about it and publish your post.
3. If you’re on twitter, tag it #reflectiveteacher when tweet it out.
4. Check out the wiki Beth and Justine created to act as a hub for all that is #reflectiveteacher.
4. That’s it!
What are the best aspects of being a teacher?
What is one small delight in the day that you always look forward to?
What are you most proud of to date in your teaching career?
What was the nicest gift that you received from student/parent/colleague?
What are your strengths? Which are you most grateful for?
Share a quote or verse that has inspired you and tell us why.
What new learning has inspired you in your career?
Write about a memorable moment in the classroom and how it reminded you about why you love what you do.
What is one way you could develop the Attitude of Gratitude in your classroom or school? Try it out and let us know how it went in a couple of weeks.
Being grateful for humor – share a story about a time in career where humor played a part.
What is the most important ‘lesson’ you want to teach your students?
Share a photo – or photos – of things / people you are grateful for.
What do you do to take time out for yourself?
What are 5 things you are grateful to have learned in your teaching career?
What tech tools are you most grateful for? Why? How have they changed what you do?
What is the most powerful aspect of being a connected educator? What are you grateful for?
One thing that is different from a year ago that I am grateful for…
What do you appreciate about your colleagues?
Tell someone you know how grateful you are for the work they do. Share your story here.
What is one life lesson that you are thankful for having learned?
List a book you are thankful to have read and how it has inspired you to be better at what you do
What are your family traditions you are most grateful for?
How did your Attitude of Gratitude work out – tell us about it.
What are your dreams for education in the future?
What would you like to let go of?
Write about any 3 small pleasures in your life/day.
If you could bottle up the perfect day, what would it look like?
Talk about 1 opportunity that you are grateful in hindsight for having passed you by.
We all know someone who inspires us to be better. Share that person.
Practice an act of kindness this week and blog about your experience.
Teaching Through An Attitude Of Gratitude: 30 Prompts For Reflection