Not even remotely.
Last year caught up with me. I muddled through, effected some changes, kept my head above water but failed to document and the absence of valid reflection has left me sincerely sorry to myself. I feel robbed of the learning process. The U of C MT program would be so proud to see that 2 years too late I can finally acknowledge that there is value in metacognition.
The brief overview: New teaching position this year – Grade 4 Math/Sci with a homeroom. Phenomenal, innovative and decorated team teaching partner, somewhat traditional and less enthusiastic pod partner. So many more lessons to be learned, and this time, to be documented.
I’m not sure how this will look in the long run, whether the reflective process should be general and vague or focused, lesson-specific, it might be moments, it might be units, revelations.
- Construct meaningful, valuable, innovative lessons
- Manage the classroom, papers, information, students diverse learning needs
- Master the art of dealing with people
- Reflect daily on what went well, what I achieve, what I will make sure to do forever and must remember at all costs
- Reflect daily on what I would do differently in the future