This is the second Reflective Practice Challenge (rpc) in a running series of challenges in which I challenge myself, and whoever would like to join in, to reflect upon themselves and their classrooms.
The first challenge sparked some fantastic responses.
Ann Loseva stepped up with trepidation, inverted it and reflected upon herself.
Anne Hendler broke it down and reminded us that we, all of us, are unique.
Hana Ticha experienced some pain, but enjoyed the process of breaking it down and building it up again.
David Harbinson joins in with his RP mission statement first draft and responds in style to the challenge below.
Josette LeBlanc defined her statement and what a reflective community is all about!
Kevin Stein adds his two cents on all that’s worthy regards reflection and teaching. #amazingnarative
Roseli Serra adds her voice and reflects on how she reflects. Meta reflection at its finest.
Zhenya Polosatova on how reflective practice helps her continually develop and learn from her #PLN.
and Rose Bard has joined in on the act. Check out the back of her dictionary…
Apologies if I missed yours. Let me know if I did and I’ll add it to our growing list.
RP Challenge – 2
Statements & Responses
This is a fun ice breaker I use in class. It’s also a great way to get an RP meeting started.
strongly disagree disagree agree strongly agree
1) Teachers must teach grammar explicitly if learners are to acquire language effectively.
2) Teachers who don’t utilize technology in class are doing a disservice to their students.
3) Teachers have to understand the correlation between student feelings and student needs* to be effective.
*What needs are/aren’t being met in the students lives that might lead to the students current feelings.
The idea behind this challenge is to get everyone thinking and talking. In class I have students make a line (with either end being strongly agree/disagree). I then read the statements out and the students move to a point in the line that aligns them with how they feel about the statement.
For the purposes of this challenge, I hope these statements will get you thinking. I am also hoping to hear your responses to them. What values guide you in your thinking?
All you have to do to participate is blog your thoughts. If you don’t have a blog, join in the conversation through our comments sections.