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  • Bran Hicks M.Ed.

5 Game Changing Ways Teachers Can Incorporate Daily Reflective Practices

As a teacher, you're no stranger to reflection. You probably reflect on your lessons, your students, and your own teaching practices quite often. However, daily reflective practices take this a step further, providing a structured approach to introspection and growth. Here are five game-changing ways teachers can incorporate daily reflective practices into their routines.

  1. Start and End the Day with Reflection: Begin each day with a moment of reflection. Consider what you want to achieve, how you'll approach each task, and what you need to prioritize. At the end of the day, reflect on your successes and failures, what you've learned, and what you'd do differently. This practice helps you stay mindful, engaged, and productive.

  2. Use a Journal: Journaling is an excellent way to reflect daily. Write down your thoughts, observations, and insights about your teaching practice. You might reflect on things like what worked well in a particular lesson, how you engaged students, or how you handled a challenging situation. Reviewing your journal entries periodically can help you identify patterns and areas for improvement.