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Reflective writingforinterns 001

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Reflective writingforinterns 001

  1. 1. Reflective Writing
  2. 2. Reflection A thought process occurring after a teaching situation In a reflection you must show the assessors HOW you use what you learn from teaching experiences to inform and improve your practice in the future Do not just describe what you have done
  3. 3. Reflective Thinking Allows you to make decisions about how you would approach similar situations in the future.  Do something the same way  Differently  Not at all Overlaps with analysis (WHY?) but not identical.
  4. 4. Analysis Reflection Asks WHY the  Particular kind of elements or events analysis are described as  Always suggests they are self-analysis  Retrospective consideration of one’s practice in terms of this assessment.
  5. 5. Make Sure The subject of the analysis is available to the reader. For example if you are reflecting on Betty’s writing sample, provide Betty’s writing sample for the reader to review. Focus of your writing is not on WHAT you have done but on WHY you would make changes or improvements. Show how you use what you learn from the teaching situation/students to inform and improve your future practice.
  6. 6. You Need More When Reflecting  Do not just explain what happened.  Do not simply state a conclusion.  Do not simply state that you observed fulfillment of your goals (easy way out)
  7. 7. Interpretation Assessors need to be aware of specific details about why you interpreted the results of the lesson the way that you did You need to explain the interpretation you make Share your sense of WHY it happened that way and then reflect Your understanding of what should come next
  8. 8. When to Interpret “When you are asked what student performance suggests about your teaching, you are being asked to analyze and interpret.”  Use the evidence of student work to explain and illustrate your practice  Use your practice to explain and provide a context for student work.
  9. 9. Ask yourself… What did my students know before this teaching experience? What did my students learn because of this teaching experience? What did I know about my students and their knowledge before this teaching experience? What did I learn about my students and my practice because of this teaching experience? What would I do differently?
  10. 10. Critical Components Honesty Use concrete evidence to support your statements of what went well/ not well and the explanation of why. Looks to the future  Includes ideas about how to improve what is already there  Provides a rationale for the new ideas.
  11. 11. Refer Back to Goals or the Original Question When Formally Reflecting Check alignment to overall learning goals. Address all goals stated. Limit goals to significant goals
  12. 12. List of Suggested Reflective Phrases  After observation….  The significance of this activity…  This comment tells me….  It is important for me to realize…  In this situation I should have…  This is significant because…  Because of this activity I was prompted to…  I acknowledge that…  This is an indication of…  I focused on….because…  To promote continued thinking I…  I realized that…  The intent of my question…  In the future…  In retrospect…  I have since concluded…  After this activity I found….to be significant because…

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