End of the Year Reflections…

Written By smcneely

On June 12, 2012

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016I’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:

  1. What was the most successful lesson you taught this year? What factors contributed to it being a success?
  2. What lesson(s) did you learn from your most challenging student this year?
  3. What PD experience from this year made the biggest “footprint” on your practice? Why? How so?
  4. How were you a model for others this year?
  5. What was the biggest mistake you made this year? What did you learn from it?
  6. How was your classroom different this year from last? How will it be different next year?
  7. How have you incorporated feedback to make your work better?
  8. What professional resource (book, blog, website, magazine, etc.) was most useful to you this year?
  9. What is something you learned from a peer this year that changed the way you think about teaching and learning?
  10. 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.