Educators are busy. Our work is demanding physically and mentally. In a 10 month school year, it’s easy to get caught up in a routine and ‘take days off’ cognitively. Let’s not get in the habit of doing this because our kids deserve the best ‘us’ we can give everyday.
‘Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children (C. Swindoll)’
Despite the length of an entire school year, we need to bring our ‘A’ games each day. Reflection can help us with this task. Here are 3 reflective questions to ask yourself daily:
- What worked today?
- How do I know it worked?
- What are my next steps?
Being reflective puts you in a continuous cycle of learning and improvement. Reflection assesses your knowledge, attitude, behavior, and skills as it relates to content and kids.
We ask students to monitor their learning and self-assess, so we should do the same.