Photo Credit: How deep is your commitment to reflective practice? Do you maintain a reflective journal? Do you capture and archive your reflections in a different space? Do you consistently reserve a bit of time for your own reflective work? Do you help the learners you serve do the same? I began creating dedicated time and space for reflection toward the end of my classroom teaching career, and the practice has followed me through my work at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio. I’ve found that it can take very little time and yet, the return on our investment has always been significant.
Top PowerPoint Projects Slideshow (Grades 4-8) Have your students create reports and presentations that cover all subject areas using PowerPoint. The use of PowerPoint will extend their technology skills and extend their learning and interest. Writing assignments In a First-Year Seminar or a writing-intensive course, it is best to have several writing assignments and a variety of types of writing, usually integrated with course readings, rather than one long assignment at the end of the course.
Observations about reflection • Reflection makes all of us self-aware. It challenges us to think deeply about how we learn and why and why not. • Reflection deepens ownership. When we reflect, we become sensitive to the personal connection that exists between ourselves, our learning, and our work.
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The more we consider these connections, the deeper they seem to become. Reflection makes things matter more. • Reflection helps us get comfortable with.
It also helps us fail forward. It’s through reflection that we’ve discovered our greatest power as a writing community: our collective expertise and our willingness to encourage and celebrate risk-taking. • Reflection helps us know ourselves better. It helps us sharpen our vision, so we can align our actions to it. Reflection also helps us notice when we’re getting off track. • Perhaps most importantly, reflection helps us advocate for ourselves and support others. Kpt. Taking the time to reflect enables us to identify what we want, what we need, and what we must do to help ourselves.