By Maryellen Kenney
There is never enough time in a teacher’s life. We are highly functioning, incredibly dedicated professionals who, at some point, come to accept that there are only 24 hours in our day and we really need 25. Over time, we hone our craft to include only the most important, most valuable practices that best serve us. Reflection is one of those essential practices.
Most people think reflection occurs after the fact, at the end of the unit, after the first marking period is over, during semester break over the summer. It can and does happen then, but not only then. Reflection is ongoing.