A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part I) My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as "providing experience, provoking reflection." He goes on to write, ... to reflectively experience is to make connections within the details of the work of the problem, to see it through the lens of abstraction or theory, to generate one's own questions about it, to take more active and conscious control over understanding. ~ From Teaching With Your Mouth Shut Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor.
Praising slowness - Carl Honore Brainstorm examples of what Honoré calls “bad slow” and “good slow.” Create an entertaining way to share your examples with others, and work with classmates to launch a “Slow Living” exhibit or fair in your community—perhaps in conjunction with the Global Day of Slow Living (exact dates vary year to year, but it usually falls during spring). Honoré says, “Some of the most heartrending emails that I get on my website are actually from adolescents hovering on the edge of burnout, pleading with me to write to their parents, to help them slow down, to help them get off this full-throttle treadmill.” Inspired by these pleas and growing out of his own experiences as a parent, three years after his TED talk Honoré authored "Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children From The Culture Of Hyper-Parenting."
Edurati Review Wanting Meaningful Work Is Not a First World Problem - Umair Haque “I read your latest essay.” Arms crossed, eyes ablaze. “I don’t think you get it. 21st Century Educator 3 Tips for Conquering Job Burnout Can you relate to the following scenario? You once approached your work in a dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic way. You were eager and excited about your responsibilities. While you were aware that there are built-in frustrations in your work with coworkers, clientele, or the system itself, you felt that you were making an important contribution to your organization and/or field. But gradually, you've begun to feel a sense of stagnation.
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