August 8, 2020

A Reflective Learning Culture

Let’s take a few minutes to consider the pauses we take before, during, and after a lesson.

When do you reflect on teaching and learning?

In between bells                                                 At lunch                                          On my plan

On my way to the copier                                After the final bell rings            Driving home

At dinner                                                               Before falling asleep                  Driving into work

 

What guides your reflection?

Our Expectations For the Lesson The Content Student Experience
Meaningful discussions about the content Pace Academic understanding
Student interest in topics covered in the unit Dept Personal growth
Catching up on grading/planning Connectedness Comments and opinions

On our most difficult days, the content and effect on students does not match our expectations.

How do you respond to events that put your expectations at risk?

Deep Breath                   Frustration                 Bitterness               Patience             Give up            Press in

 

Take a proactive pause; replace your expectation mindset with a goal-mindset. How might replacing an expectation-mindset with goal-mindset affect your response?

Our Goals For the Lesson The Content Student Experience
Meaningful discussions about the content Pace Academic Understanding
Student interest in topics covered in the unit Depth Personal growth
Catching up on grading/planning Connectedness Comments and opinions

 

Put students at the center of your desired outcomes. What are some ways student-centered goals could deepen learning and improve your experience at work?

Student-Centered Goals Student Experience Content 
Students connecting to the content and to one another through discussion Academic Understanding Pace
Students investigating their interests within the content Personal growth Depth
Meaningful conversations about past, present, and future learning and catching up on grading and planning Academic understanding Connectedness

Joe Muhlberg

Joe Muhlberg is a Learning Experience Designer at Mason High School.

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