Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Missed Reflections #NerdyCast #EdChat

I've been working on reflection this year in an effort to be a better teacher. As part of that, I have been doing weekly video reflections on my YouTube channel. This past week, I missed my deadline to reflect. I was bummed, but told myself that I could just do it during the week and do another one a few days later. Well, like most failures, I learned from my mistake. I sat and tried to remember last week and all of the things that I did and the interactions I had with my students and I couldn't get much meaning out of it. I know we covered some cool things and I know we had some great discussions, but my brain has emptied out that info and started to replace it with the new info from this week. It was really crazy. No matter how hard I tried, I could not focus on anything from last week.

Reflection is such an important part of what we do and this missed week reminded me of how important it is to keep reflecting and not to let a week slip by. A missed week of reflection is a missed opportunity to grow. That is something I will focus on for the coming weeks.

Here is a playlist of the different reflection videos I have made this year. I am going to do one for every week of the year. I would love to see others start to do the same.