It is a running joke in my Master’s with Certificate cohort that we reflect upon our reflections and then we reflect some more. A lot of our coursework requires us to reflect; we reflect on lesson plans, curriculum, behavior management, observations, our growth in a variety of areas relating to becoming an educator, and so much more.
Since I have made the decision to go back to school and get my teaching certificate and Master’s in Education my blogging has seriously fallen by the wayside. When I am not in my mentor teacher’s classroom, I am at my night classes, working on coursework (and reflecting, of course), or snatching moments with my family. Plus there is the constants of laundry, cleaning, and meal making, the “doing of life” that Husband has been doing more and more of as I am required to spend more of my time “doing school”. Blogging, and consequently, writing for enjoyment has dropped to the very bottom of my “To do” list.
In the shower this morning, the place where my most brilliant ideas come to me, get enveloped in French lavender or lemon verbena soap bubbles, and swirl merrily down the drain never to be heard from again, I had and actually retained a wonderful idea.
I should blog some weekly reflections from my student teaching experience.
Now, if I actually do this, I will be both blogging and doing something that I can potentially used in my coursework. Plus I think these informal reflections will be beneficial in forming the type of educator I want to become.
So keep an eye out for some of my reflections.
- Reflective What? (enrichedmessyarted.wordpress.com)
- Blogging Makes Me a Better Teacher (jackieregales.com)