It's the start of a very strange Term. Things are crazy. Should you be making time for reflecting and collecting evidence of practice?
I get it, right now the idea of stopping and taking time to reflect and (maybe) collect some evidence of practice may well feel like the straw that broke the donkey’s back.
There is a LOT going on in Term 2 of 2020 and, as we’ve already talked about, there’s a lot to reflect on too.
For some of us (me included if I’m honest) this is a time to finally be able to experiment with all of the technologies and tools you’ve dreamed of using and for others, it’s a complete nightmare.
What ever emotional response you’re having to the workload, the safety, the new environments, the uncertainty and the school community, there has never been a better time to stop and reflect
Reflection helps us to connect with the why behind all of this work.
I’ve said that before and I’ll say it a million times more.
The more overwhelmed you get, the more tired, the more excited, the more emotional you get, the more you NEED to stop and reflect.
We know that reflection helps us to connect with what we’re doing, to get rid of the things that stand in our way and to make a real difference in our classrooms
It’s especially important when we’re trying something new and taking risks.
That’s why, in this episode, we walk you through 5 things to consider right now. We’ve even created a handy dandy workbook to support you through the process.
You can download it here by entering your email in the box below.
Whether you’re reflecting for connection, peace of mind or to gather evidence, this week’s episode and that awesome workbook will help you to use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to make sense of what’s happening and (most importantly) what it means for you and your students.
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Further Reading and Support
- #028: Teachers! It’s time to remove that perfectionist armour.
- #052: 5 Tips to Create Balance in your Teaching Day with Ellen Ronalds Keene
- #023: Mindful Reflection with Dr Leigh Burrows
- #061: Education is Shifting and Growing. So are YOU
- #016: The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Powerful Evidence of Impact
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