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Retreat talk 11


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Retreat talk 11

  1. 1. Reflective Practices<br />
  2. 2. Let’s Reflect<br />Exercise: Write about a difficulty you’ve encountered when assigning reflection to your students?<br /> Set your writing aside. Pay attention to us.<br />
  3. 3. What We Did This Summer<br />Eportfolios past and present<br />Learning portfolio versus presentation portfolios (transfer skills)<br />Portfolio or not, knowing the best practices of reflection itself matters<br />
  4. 4. Mis-educative Moments<br />According to Dewey, a “mis-educative moment” occurs when students perform a task that should require critical thinking but doesn’t.  In other words, if students reflect on their writing in routine ways that don’t engage them, they end up learning to avoid thinking.  <br />“Mis-educative moments” can teach the opposite of critical thinking. <br />
  5. 5. It turns out. . .<br />There’s more to reflection than we thought. . .  <br />We can do it better. . .<br />We’re Sweetland. . .<br />Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.<br />
  6. 6. The Most Important Elements of Reflective Practices<br />Must Be Problem-Based<br />Social/Collaborative  <br />Genre Not a Form<br />
  7. 7. Different Kinds of Reflection<br /> There are different types or hierarchical levels of reflection,” for instance from feelings to descriptions to analysis to action plan.<br />Reflection-in-Action <br />Reflection-on-Action<br />Before and After<br />
  8. 8. Best Classroom Practices<br />Model and Share<br />Develop Specific Vocabulary and Rubrics<br />Respond Accordingly<br />
  9. 9. Let’s Reflect!<br /> Remember our first question? <br /> “Write about a difficulty you’ve encountered when assigning reflection to your students?”What  isn’t working about in this prompt? <br />How could this prompt have been improved?<br />
  10. 10. Final Reflection: Make it Work<br />Turn to your partner, and talk through the problem you remember encountering. <br /> What would you do differently based on these principles?<br />