This page is dedicated to the ReflEdChat group on Twitter.
We use the hashtag #ReflEdChat and discuss reflection on and about teaching.
The purpose of this group is to help build the habit of analyzing our teaching practice, using data to guide our decisions and to build a team of professionals you can lean on in times of need.
One of the key aspects of reflection is having time to really dig deep. With this in mind, this chat is a slow chat, meaning there is one question posed every morning.
You can ponder and think throughout the day and respond once you have really thought about the topic at hand.
Q1: When you're reflecting - is your body passive or active?
Q2: When you're reflecting - do you like quiet or loud locations?
Q3: When you're reflecting - do you remember what you're thinking about or do you take notes?
Q4: When you're reflecting - where do you prefer to be?
Q5: When you're reflecting - do you make a "thinking face"? Willing to take a selfie?
Q1: When reflecting about assessments - what assessments do you gravitate to? Why?
Q2: When reflecting about assessments - what assessments do you tend to ignore? Why?
Q3: When reflecting about assessments - what assessments do your students help create? How?
Q4: When reflecting about assessments - what assessments do your students track their data? How?
Q5: When reflecting about assessments - what assessments do you love, love, love? Why?
We did a week of chat about reflecting with coworkers.
These were the questions used:
1) Do you take time to ponder with coworkers or PLN?
2) How can you keep your reflections with coworkers and PLN pure reflections and not venting sessions?
3) Do you reflect with one person or a group? Why?
4) Do you use data? What data do you use?
The first #ReflEdChat was on June 22, 2014. There were about 10 participants and 200 Tweets in the hour long discussion.
Q1: How do you reflect?
Q2: How do you measure success as an educator?
Q3: What were some of your biggest challenges this year?
Q4: How will you improve on your challenges next year?
Q5: Who do you reflect with?
Q6: How has your idea of "good teaching" changed over time?
Q7: What is one area of your teaching that you want to dissect over the summer?