I think that "Reflective Teaching" is the single-most important tool that educators can use to improve student learning. If we don't take the time to truly think about what we do in the classroom - and how we do it - how can we transform our practice in meaningful and lasting ways? What we think worked 5 years ago, likely won't have the same impact on our students - so how can we continually evolve and re-define ourselves as facilitators for student growth and development?
Put simply, we need to question everything and focus on only those things that we can honestly say are "good for students."
Here's what I've come up with so far....(put together as my very first infographic:)
What's missing from this list? What have you learned about teaching? What would your list include?
I would love to hear your thoughts.