The end of the school year is a great time for teachers to spend some time deeply reflecting on the school year. Carve out some time to fill out this fun self-reflection tool I created.
You can download and print it out here: Self-Reflection For The End Of the School Year
Share your thoughts: If you have a team of other teachers you work with, take some time to share some of your reflections and ideas. This self-reflection tool would be great for a grade-level team to fill out and determine what items are similar and different on each teacher’s page.
Student Teachers: As part of what is recommended in 5 Things To-Do Before Student Teaching Is Done take some time to reflect on what went well and what you would change. Using this self-reflection tool will help guide your thoughts and have something tangible to look back on before the school year starts back in the fall. Although it might be tempting to cut and run, take the time to self-reflect while you are still in your final days of your placement.
Changes To Make: What are some changes you would like to make?:
- Do you want to change your classroom layout, organization or design? Make note of those changes now.
- Do you want to look for a new newsletter or parent communication log?
- Do you want to change your classroom job chart? The Importance Of Classroom Jobs-Community Building
- Do data sheets and student progress monitoring need to be changed? How well did they work? Now is the time to think about all of the many things in your class that you would like to change.
Best Lessons And Activities: What were the best lessons and activities this school year?
- What went well in your lessons or units and why?
- Take a look at your lesson plan book or curriculum and the write down some lessons that went well for your class this year.
Things That Needed Improvement: What things needed improvement?
- Can you identify some things in your classroom or lessons that needed improvement? Once you have identified them, brainstorm some ways to improve them.
It is almost time to celebrate the end of the school year but first take a minute to reflect.
In the comments put some of your reflections. I would love to hear your thoughts!