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.


  1. Hello Nick! I am a student at the University of South Alabama and currently enrolled in EDM 310 under Dr. Strange. I was assigned to come and check out your blog this week and see what you have been up to lately. I see that you have previously been posting reflection videos on your page. As a future educator, I was wondering if you could answer two questions for me: why did you start posting these reflections videos and why would I benefit as an educator to post my own reflection videos? Any feedback would be most appreciated.

  2. Hello, my name is Stephanie, a 3rd year Software engineering student in Asia Pacific University, Malaysia. I am currently developing a project which is online Test maker which allows teachers to create exam questions based on the provided template and publish them online. I’d like to ask for your participation to fill in this questionnaire. I will be really grateful if you are willing to help me in developing this project.

    Thank you


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