Ptasienski 1Lindsay PtasienskiReflective StatementArtifact: CI 406 Final Reflection Paper
Professional Standard 10 - Reflection and Professional Growth
The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates how choices and actionsaffect students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community and activelyseeks opportunities to grow professionally.10A. Understands that reflection is an integral part of professional growth andimprovement of instruction.10E. Uses classroom observation, information about students, pedagogical knowledge, andresearch as sources for active reflection, evaluation, and revision of practice.10G. Participates in professional dialogue and continuous learning to support his/her owndevelopment as a learner and a teacher.
Fully state the standard in bold text. Then write a paragraph explaining your knowledge and understanding of the standardput the standard into your own words.
This standard is about I as a teacher will be reflective throughout my educational career. I willevaluate my decisions and actions and how they affect my students, parents, fellow teachers, aswell as my administrators. I will use the resources that I have available for reflectionfor example, observers or students test results, to evaluate my teaching to ensure that I am providingstudents with the best possible education. I will understand that reflection is essential to growthand improvement. I will also use classroom observation, information about students, knowledgeabout teaching, as well as research to assist in consistent reflection, evaluation, and correction of my practices. I will also participate in professional conversation regarding learningopportunities, support, and development as both a learner and a teacher.2.
Explain how the artifact you chose demonstrates your understanding and application of thestandard.
This artifact is a reflection upon my experience in pre-student teaching. I taught two days/week in a 6
grade social studies class, and this reflection was a cumulative reflection upon mysemester there as a whole. By using the opinions of my co-operating teacher, my academic