Join the #DigiLit Sunday celebration organized by Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche.
What does “REFLECTION” mean to you?
Google defines reflection as either:
“1. the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.”
“the reflection of light”
“2. serious thought or consideration.”“he doesn’t get much time for reflection”
Which reflection were you thinking of?
Does it matter?
Consider these quotes:
Which quote is your favorite?
Dewey? Confucious? Teclei? Garten?
I often talk about being at that age and stage of my life when it would be easy to say, “Oh, well, I guess that REALLY doesn’t matter.” Yet my passion for learning continues to take me back to the Confucious quote.
Learning is everything. Acting on that learning by using the learning is important to me. And yet reflecting on that learning is equally important. At times, learning and reflection almost feel like the chicken and the egg conundrum!
Reflection is critical for professionals to grow. Reflection is critical in the collection of data and in the use of formative assessments to adjust instruction. Reflection is also critical in considering whether the needs of the students are being met both efficiently and effectively. Self reflection also provides professionals with both the time and the tools to determine whether the “perceived reality” is in fact the actual reality in the classroom! However, there must be some “learning” to reflect on. Otherwise, reflection is merely continuing the status quo!
WHEN and HOW do you reflect on your work?
What do you believe are the most critical attributes of reflection?