What Are The Basics Of Reflective Teaching?
by Beth Leidolf
As the school year kicks off, many classes, teachers and students begin with the basics, those building blocks that provide a firm foundation upon which more valuable learning and growing will take place. With that in mind, the #reflectiveteacher community gets back to basics in this slo-blogging activity called built around the ABCs of being a #reflectiveteacher.
Previously, our #reflectiveteacher challenge was a daily prompt. (You can find one example here.) While we’re going to begin a monthly series around this topic to help support teachers in reflecting on their craft, this activity is different in that’s on-going and isn’t time-bound.
8 Questions Around The Basics Of Reflective Teaching
So we’re going to blog on the basics of being a #reflectiveteacher. Here are some questions to get you reflecting.
- What is reflection?
- What sorts of questions can guide my reflection?
- What does reflection look like in teaching?
- What does it look like when reflection is missing from my teaching?
- How can I make more for time for reflection?
- How can I make my reflection more seamless and authentic, as opposed to just “another thing to do”?
- When have I been especially reflection in the past?
- What does a #reflectiveteacher look like?
- Suggestion: Tie each post with a letter of the alphabet. That’s 26 creative and personalized posts throughout the year, a great reflective activity! For example, I created my first blog post here. For me, A is for Adventure!
- Post your blog on Twitter and other social media you may use. Tag your post with the #reflectiveteacher hashtag so join the conversation!
- This will be a “Slo-Blogging Activity.” No rush–blog at your own pace!
We hope that you enjoy this Slo-Blogging activity here at #reflectiveteacher. Have fun, keep developing your reflective practice, find new blogs to read and enjoy connecting with new people!
As always, thanks for sharing and for making this Slo- Blogging Challenge a success for everyone! Any questions, contact or DM Beth Leidolf at @bleidolf67 on Twitter
The Basics Of Reflective Teaching: A Slo-Blog Approach