Blogger Elena Aguilar advocates for focusing and reflecting on three good things at the end of each school day.
“At the end of every day, identify three things that went well in your classroom. That’s part one — what went well? When did you see indicators that your students were learning? That they were happy to be in school?
And part two: For each thing that went well, what was your role in it? What action did you take that resulted in the positive outcome?”
This concept is very simple and something that we often forget. Elena warns us that our emotional fortitude may get pummelled by the way we stay focused on the negative things – that get velcroed to us. If we can refocus what sticks in our minds to be positive we may just be able to help our students reach further.
With a blended learning lens I think the interesting part of this reflective process will be ‘What was my role in this?’ – how did I create the conditions for good learning experiences in my classroom – whether virtual or brick and mortar.
I would love to hear from you – your reflections would be awesome. Please comment below.
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