I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Time to Reflect

We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.” - John Dewey

The more I've read about making time for students' self-reflection in the classroom, the more I am a proponent of it. Just last week, our grade level team had the 6th graders think back over their Greek gods/goddesses project, and today I designed/compiled a reflection for the 7th graders to use after we finish up our unit on prayer and Lent.

Yes, reflection takes up class time, but it is time well-spent. With reflection comes opportunities for growth and acknowledgment of effort/understanding.

I have a feeling time set aside for reflection is here to stay in my classroom.

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