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Ɣ What is Reflection?
ż Thinking about stuff
ż Meta-cognition - thinking about thinking
ż Creating associations
Ɣ Slowing Down-
ż Not an inch deep and a mile wide
ż Get a chance to make connections - things aren`t in isolation
ż An opportunity to process and retain
ż More careIul analysis - less 'Irantic¨
ż Teach less and learn more.
ż Without DI. kids get bored.
ż Let students know why we are slowing down.
ż ThoughtIul about what you are going to include - Iorces some prioritizing
ż Ask STUDENTS!
Ɣ Characteristics oI a reIlective educator
ż The reIlective educator has time set aside speciIically Ior thinking about his
proIessional practice. growth needs. and students` needs.
ż There is culturally no time Ior rest - there are too many activities and demands Ior
attention. Must be prioritized.
ż Must have a liIe outside oI school. Physical activity provides opportunity.
ż Retreats Irom the normal day is helpIul.
ż ReIlection is an active. intentional process.
ż ReIlection involves being challenged.
ż ReIlection ÷ caring.
ż Using spirituality to support educational reIlection.
Ɣ ReIlection and Passion
ż ReIlection is a state oI mind that needs to be developed.
ż Students need to practice reIlective skills on things that they care about to develop
a reIlective mindset.
ż Promoting reIlection is tied to making learning meaningIul. When it is something
they care about. they will naturally think about it. ReIlection is a way oI
processing things that matter.
ż Don`t Iorce it outside oI school; the risk oI killing their passion is not worth it.
ż Create a #GTD÷Getting Things Done mentality. to support your reIlective
Ɣ Public vs. Private
ż Public: There is an inherent risk.
ż Learn about and make connections.
ż ReIlection comes at the end oI learning.
ż Public inIormation can help beneIit others.
ż Learn communication.
ż Closed networks can help protect students as they learn
ż Comments promote authentic dialogue
Ɣ Intro to Blogging - Writing to Grow
Written Blogs Use laptops
Ɣ WordPress iasontbedell.com/tutorials
Ɣ Blogger Uses a Google Account
Ɣ EduBlogs Same as WordPress
Ɣ Posterous -- private(posterous.com sends a private post and post(posterous.com
Audio blogs/Podcasts Use phones and computer microphones.
Photoblogs Use Cell Phone Pictures.
Blog Prompts - http://mindbump.com/ Not at all designed speciIically Ior educators but could
deIinitely be modiIied to help get you started.
Who are you?
Ìf you don't have a blog, we'll be able to start one's during this session.
Name BIog Twitter ID
Jason T. Bedell http://jasontbedell.com @jasontbedell
Philip Cummings http://
Jeff Pelich http://www.jeffstechlinks.com @jpkitchener
jay brown http://brownjay.edublogs.org
Megan Howard http://
Bill Belsey, grade 5 Teacher
Debra Guglielmini nychudson.blogspot.com
(education practice reflection)
Bill Campbell My Posterous & TabletTails @BillCamp
Rod Corbett rodcorbett.posterous.com @rbcorbett
RJ Stangherlin http://
(school blog is currently
Dana Patterson http://
Katie McFarland http://
Lisa Dabbs (virtual attendee) http://teachingwithsoul.com @teachingwthsoul
Crystal Collins http://crystal-
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Jason T. Bedell
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