I’m all about a good thinking prompt, so I decided to put my head to end of the year reflective questions that could stir teacher thinking in those final days of school. Here’s the list I’ve come up with:
- What was the most successful lesson you taught this year? What factors contributed to it being a success?
- What lesson(s) did you learn from your most challenging student this year?
- What PD experience from this year made the biggest “footprint” on your practice? Why? How so?
- How were you a model for others this year?
- What was the biggest mistake you made this year? What did you learn from it?
- How was your classroom different this year from last? How will it be different next year?
- How have you incorporated feedback to make your work better?
- What professional resource (book, blog, website, magazine, etc.) was most useful to you this year?
- What is something you learned from a peer this year that changed the way you think about teaching and learning?
- What is your top priority this summer to ensure next year is a success?
There are 101 other questions I’m sure, and I’d love to know what you’ll be asking to end the year on a thoughtful note. Leave your comments so our list can grow.