In a Results Only Learning Environment, students are taught that reflection and self-evaluation are far more important than the judgment of a teacher. I want my students to be as hard as themselves and I am on myself.
I remind students constantly that I spend time daily reflecting on what took place in my classroom. “I evaluate myself, just as I evaluate you,” I tell them. I often discover things that didn’t go as I had planned.
Sometimes this means presenting them again another day in a different way. Other times it means discarding a lesson or activity completely. I firmly believe that this reflection and self-evaluation are the most important parts of making teachers better.
So, do you evaluate yourself? What does your reflection help you discover about teaching? Please share your thoughts.
This was originally posted at the Results Only Learning Blog
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