Reflection- A Follow-up

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My previous post was about self-reflection, and I challenged you to spend time reflecting upon your own life. If you haven’t had time yet, I strongly encourage you to make time this week. Well after my own contemplation, I would like to share some of my own conclusions – my strengths and weaknesses.

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My Strengths

  • I am a positive person.
  • I am hard-working.
  • I am willing to help my co-workers.
  • I build strong relationships with my students.
  • I try to teach to their needs as best as I can.

My Weaknesses

  • My classroom management skills aren’t consistent.
  • I tend to be softer on girls than boys for the same behavior.
  • I may speak too quickly, or spend too much time on extra information, rather than focus on the main lesson.
  • I may not give enough attention to students with special needs.
  • My lessons aren’t always engaging for my students.
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My Plan for Change

  • I will try to collaborate with my co-workers more often to create more engaging lessons.
  • I will try to pay more attention to my students’ needs – especially those who need extra attention.
  • I will try to be more fair in my treatment of boys and girls when they disrupt class.
  • I will try to slow down my speech, explain concepts more clearly, and stick to the main lesson.

 

Now that I have shared some of my reflections, I encourage you to share yours (if you’re comfortable) in the comments!

-Ketan

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One response to “Reflection- A Follow-up

  1. 1. I will try to slow down my speaking.
    2. I will try to pause to write down key parts of what I’m saying.
    3. I will try to get out of the way more often and let students discuss more things among themselves.
    4. I will think more before answering questions, including delaying the answer until a subsequent class if I’m not 100% sure, or if the answer needs to be discussed at more length.
    5. I will try to find more opportunities to get students talking and engaged in class.

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