Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reflecting on Reflections

Seeing as my previous post was a type of personal reflection I thought I'd take a leaf out of the book of other bloggers out there & share some of their reflective posts.

Paulette over at Designing Early Childhood Australia shared an insightful post about the stress of working with others: http://designingearlychildhoodeducationau.blogspot.com/2011/06/successful-working-relations.html

Deborah at Teach Preschool shares a story about an unexpected opportunity to reflect: http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/01/reflecting-on-the-parents-of-preschoolers/

Scott, the 'brick layer' recently reflected on reflecting on/evaluating his efforts. Sometimes we can get a little too critical of ourselves: http://scottsbricks.blogspot.com/2011/08/evaluating-or-obsessing.html

This is only a small sample, but even from this you can see how we each reflect in different ways & for differing reasons. Sometimes it to analyse our practices, sometimes it to figure out why something didn't work like we expected & at times it in response to feedback we have received. No matter what the catalyst of your reflection, simply engaging in the process is a sign that you value the ideal of self improvement & continued learning in order to provide the best of care & education for the little ones you are lucky enough to be given the privilege of looking after.

1 comment:

  1. Teacher Tom has since added his own reflective post in the last cople of days. Check it out at: http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-new-kind-of-teacher-ill-become.html