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Monday, July 27, 2015

Take Time to Reflect

A couple of years ago I wrote the online book, Reflect for Success: Teach Well. To write the book, I took Massachusetts' 33 elements for teaching success and wrote a reflection guide for each element. I chose those elements as the backbone for the book because after reviewing the elements with depth the year before, I realized that those elements specifically illustrate what it means to teach well.

Reflection is the stairway to good teaching, and if you're wondering how to start a reflective path for teaching well in the year ahead, I suggest that you read a page of this book each day, and then in your own online or offline journal, log, blog, or vlog, write a short reflection that tells how you will incorporate that element into your craft in the year ahead.

There's no need to go in order with regard to the elements, instead start with the elements that you're the most interested in.

If you do choose to use this online book as a reflective guide, and you see room for improvement, additions, or modification, please send me a note via Twitter @lookforsun. The nice thing about this teaching prep is that you can do it in your home, at the beach, in the car, or anywhere you find that inspires thought and reflection.