Reflective Teaching is the process of self-observation, self-evaluation and self-discovery. It is about reflecting on what teachers do in the classroom, thinking through the choices that are made, the activities used and the way in which learners respond to them. To be reflective practitioners, teachers need to look at all of these aspects with a critical eye, and assess not just what they are doing but why they do it and if it really works. It is a process of self-observation and self-evaluation, which you can do at your own pace and set your own objectives, and all you really need is a place to record your thinking.
Reflecting on what you do in the classroom can help you to clarify your thoughts and beliefs about teaching. It might even surprise you, highlighting things you didn’t know you did or thought! As you progress, reflection will help you to make changes in your classroom that make your work easier, more effective and more motivating. It can also help you to identify areas for professional development, and decide on further reading and training that will support your everyday work.
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To help you set up your long-term and short-term goals and collect your weekly and monthly reflections.