This graphic represents the forward momentum that can be achieved through reflective practice. It is a cycle but one that is always making progress rather than just spinning around and around. Reflecting can metaphorically get your wheels to stop spinning in the mud and get that truck moving again! A particularly New Brunswick metaphor for all of those educators who love going muddin' :)
Reflective Teaching - One way I self-assess and grow! I include a few minutes before transitions (or after, as a calm-down) for students to do this, too. At the end of each day, we take time to reflect on what we learned TODAY. This practice is critical to sound learning and teaching, yet we skip it because we "don't have time." Make time!
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE- ARE YOU DOING IT? Reflective practice occurs when teachers step back and evaluate the learning environment. The teacher looks at himself or herself and asks, “How can this be better?” (infographic)