This article supports the practice of reflecting on one's teaching. It is written by a former principal who encouraged teachers to engage in reflection as part of the supervision and evaluation process. Reflection is not always easy to do but it is a valuable part of teaching practice.Source:
Lisa Dabbs, Education Week, February 2, 2018Description:
"In my (Dabbs') work as a school principal one of my biggest responsibilities was to observe and evaluate the quality of my teacher's lessons as they worked with their students. In the post-observation conferences I held with staff, I worked hard to consistently bring my teachers to a place of feeling comfortable reflecting on their practice. In talking with my teachers and urging them to give me feedback I found most teachers to be sensitive and protective of their teaching when asked to reflect on a lesson. Some even became a bit defensive. Walking my teachers through the reflection process became one of the most challenging aspects of my work."Read the full article here!