Posted on 04/14/2011 at 02:19 PM by Global Reach

It’s that time of year where you are starting to think what needs to get done before the last day of school; report cards, clean out the filing cabinet, organize folders and papers, clean, and everything else that goes with the job.

I’m sure all of you do a little reflecting on how your school year went. You may think, “This year went great!”, “This class was something!”, “I won’t do that unit that way again," “I’m going to try this next year.” Do you ever really sit down and write out your reflection of the school year?

Here are some questions that will help you guide your reflection process and get the most out of it. 
•    What short and long term goals did I want to accomplish this year?
•    How did I achieve or not achieve those goals?
•    What resources and support did I need to accomplish our goals?
•    What were some obstacles that I encountered this year?
•    How did I work through these obstacles?
•    What went really well this year?
•    What was unexpected?
•    What made me smile/laugh?

When we reflect we are honest with ourselves, with our successes and failures in our teaching. We look at what we want to improve on or change to be the best teacher we can be.  After you reflect, make some new goals for next year and see how it goes. 

At the end of next school year, repeat the process again. 
 

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