Writing a reflection after a lesson is a key tool for teachers and learners to record and collect their experiences that later can be analysed for better understanding. Here are 5 tips to write a solid reflection:1. Ask 3 important questions: What? Why? How?These 3 key questions can help you remember what happened in the classroom.
What? It can make us focus on the main things we want to remember. Example: What did we do? What went well? What could have been better
Why? Can lead us to our purpose. Example: Why did that happen? Why did things go well? Why did things not go so well?
How? Can recall all the ways we used in teaching and learning in the class. Example: How did the pupils feel? How did you feel? How could you do things differently next time?
2. Introduction, content and closureAs with any writing, reflection also needs the same framework. There needs to be some introduction, key content and even a closure to summarise our reflection.
3. Prioritise the most impactful thingsThe main purpose of written reflection is to learn from experience. So, when writing reflections, keep in mind the things that most impact us and our students.
4. Write your reflection immediatelyTo get a fresh memory and reflection, write a reflection immediately. We just do not want to forget what happened in the class.
5. Write it down!The most important thing is the act of writing it yourself. Make sure you pick up a pen and paper or type in a computer. Writing reflections is important. Because if you keep thinking but don't do it, then there will be no reflection.