Reflections

@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitDo teachers who reflect regularly, become better teachers?The simplest questions in [teaching] are sometimes the hardest questions to answer.So, how much of the above statement is true? Throughout your teacher-training, you were probably asked to keep a ‘reflections journal’. Is this something you still do after you qualified to teach, even if it is a blog?What is your experience?Fact or Myth?It’s a well-known and unwritten rule, that the greatest teachers are the most reflective within the profession. Those that fail to reflect (regularly) on their own practice, are either disaffected, lack the support or the framework required to improve, or simply just need to pull their socks up!”If we consider that the academic year has just come to an end, what would be your answers to the following questions:What work in your classroom are you most-pleased with and why?What hasn’t work? Why?What has been the most humbling moment to you as an adult/teacher?When did you make the wrong decision?When working with colleagues, what are you most proud of?What could have worked better?Who is the one person that supported you through a challenging time?Who have you supported and why?What is the one thing you will keep doing next year?What is the one aspect of your practice you need to improve?If you don’t ask the simple questions, you won’t get the hard answers.TT.  Related

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