Making Time for Reflection… Walk the Walk

Posted: March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Just finished a great four days of LEARNING….

Returning from the MACUL and MRA conferences, my thinking was pushed in so many directions; I was overwhelmed with where to start. I spent one whole day listening to George Couros who a speaks about harnessing the power of technology and social media to lead. He said that after a good session at a conference, he often skips the next session or the rest of the day and finds a quiet place to reflect. Although I could not bring myself to leave the room, I realized that I created this blog to make time for reflection. I have not made time since early December. It is time to make this a priority again.

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Reflection is critical to learning

I believe this is true in a person’s personal and professional life. This is true for our students as well. I left feeling that every student and staff member should have a blog or what we used to refer to such reflections as a journal, diary, etc. The benefit of a blog is that it is something searchable and accessible. It should be a record of new learning, growth, thinking and much more. I want this record of thinking, learning and growth for our students, for my children. A place they can go, reflect and create.  This a place they can share their ideas and voice. This is a place they can find an authentic audience and be heard. People need to know that their voices matter and blogging is a platform that will allow space for thinking, innovation, creation and learning…. publicly.

I decided if I want our students and staff to learn publicly – to make their learning visible, I better commit to the journey myself.

  1. Donzell, Tara says:

    Well said Jenny B, well said. I will follow you. 🙂

  2. Julie Netzley says:

    So true, Jen! Self reflection is when so much growth occurs. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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