Reflective Teaching

2019 Year of Reflective Teaching - January 2019

January 07, 2019

Happy New Year! 

Many people see this time of year as a time to rejuvenate different dimensions of their lives and commit to a host of resolutions. The confluence of a new year and a new academic term is an opportunity to reflect on teaching and consider ways to do things differently in the classroom. However, experience tells us that there are barriers to this process. Think about the following goals: 

    •    Goal 1: I'd like to spend less time grading assignments.

    •    Goal 2: I'd like to motivate students to simply show up for class.

2019 Year of Reflective Teaching

2019 Year of Reflective Teaching

"Make time for reflection." It sounds simple enough, but how often do we stop to make time for reflection on teaching practices? Many instructors do it automatically while in the midst of teaching; however, transforming potentially-passing thoughts into concrete plans for change requires further intention.