Importance of Reflection

Reflection is an important skill for everyone to develop in life.   Reflection develops the ability to look at life from a metacognitive POV and make adjustments or give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.  Reflective practices belong to soft skills that are becoming more and more in demand in today’s ever changing and diverse world.  Teacher’s are generally taught about reflection in their teacher training programs, but many educators are often too busy between work and home life to take the time to sit down and regularly write and reflect on their practice.  For school leaders, systematic reflection is a necessary part of the school improvement cycle.  The following is a very useful article that discusses the history of reflection and it’s uses in education, drawing from the thoughts of seminal educational philosopher John Dewey.

Defining Reflection (Carol Rodgers)

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