living the examined life…

“The unexamined life, is not worth living.” –Socrates

I’ve had a few conversations recently with my colleagues about the importance of reflecting on our practice. We talked about how in our graduate schools we wrote reflections on everything from: reflections on our learning process, on our teaching philosophies, on our students’ learning, etc.

However, as teachers it’s hard to find that time to sit down and reflect on our practice.  As the seasons are changing, and school is in full swing, now is the time to reflect on these first two months of school and where to move on from here. Here are some of the things I’m reflecting about:

How am I meeting the needs of all my students in my class?

How can I continue to build community in my class?

How can I provide meaningful opportunities for students to share their writing?

How can I incorporate technology into storytelling? (Inspired by this awesome video I just saw: Writing in the Digital Age )

How am I maintaining balance in my life?

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