Your child’s teacher is reflecting and analyzing
Reflection is examining current or past beliefs and actions to make choices in the future. We all reflect on things we do from time to time, and often, our greatest learnings come from our reflections.
Why is the act of reflecting important for your child’s teachers?
- They develop a greater understanding of their own teaching practices.
- They can identify areas of improvement and plan accordingly.
- They can plan lessons more effectively.
And very importantly, they can encourage your child to also develop a culture of reflection – where your child makes reflecting practices a natural part of the learning process. Through reflection, one can learn to independently analyze steps and actions taken, and judge the efficiency of the process by asking oneself – “Was this the best way to do it?” or “Should I have tried another approach?”.
Your child’s teacher has been recording key reflection notes after almost every lesson. Special spaces have been provided to teachers for this purpose. And each reflection note provides very clear and specific insight into the workings of the teaching-learning process. Some spaces might ask teachers to recall an activity done during the ThinkRoom session, and determine the efficacy of the activity. Did the activity help students understand the concepts better? What would the teacher do differently to make the activity more efficient?
It is reflection spaces like this that are helping your child’s teacher constantly analyze methodology adopted, and how to better their own practices so that they bring out the best in every student. And in doing so, your child not just benefits from more efficient teaching, but also understands the importance of reflection as a tool for understanding the learning journey, and how to make changes in order to learn in new and exciting ways.