Reflection is a habit that allows all teachers, regardless of their level, to understand themselves, their personal strategies, and the dynamics of their classroom more deeply.
It only takes a few minutes per week to reflect, get feedback and take action towards incremental improvements. In a short time, those small changes become a habit and those habits become rapidly part of your life. Once you pass that phase of adoption you can move into more complex challenges and begin the phase of improvement.
Asking for feedback can help you feel greater autonomy and certainty. You are in control and can take the most useful takeaways for you.
Investing time in asking and learning about how others experience your teaching approach can help you stay aligned with your goals, create and improve your strategies, and identify those strengths that you might now see and areas you need to improve to successfully achieve all your goals.
You can download our reflective journal here to help you self-reflect on your teaching strategy.