So here I was at the start of the mid semester break thinking I had planned everything out so well. I pumped out two, out of four, final assignments due while in the second week of my prac in a few weeks. I still have some polishing to do, but the majority of work is done. Meanwhile, like many in this course, it is now the final weekend before prac and I still haven’t got off the mark with EDC3100 A3 and A2 in another course.
For some silly reason, I also had myself believing that I had completed all of my bog posts. Luckily, seeing blog posts come up in Feedly, I decided I should check it out and of course, I have 9 out of 9 to do. I also have to do all of the learning journal, so a busy time ahead before Tuesday morning.
…and after a short recess…I’m back. So I know like everyone, I will be extremely busy on prac, but now I will try to include more reflections in my blogging. Speaking of reflecting/reflections..it’s something that Ive never really quite become used to in terms of writing it down. In my previous career, where reflecting on how I did a job meant whether or not my business continued to remain successful, most, if not all of my reflecting happened mentally. I also had the opportunity to talk through a lot of stuff with others in the industry which allowed me to learn from their mistakes. I had to remember it as I had no time to go back and look through written journals etc. Anything I learned was exactly that…a lesson learned. Now I feel like I must have been doing it wrong all these years. So as I approach prac, I have four guiding questions to ask after each and every lesson I teach, and after every lesson I observe.
What went well?
What didn’t go well?
What needs tweaking?
And what can be done to make those tweaks?
I guess I should also add to this by asking, What was really bad and how could I improve that?
So make that five guiding questions to start a written reflection.