Five Questions for Reflection

As the year begins to wind down for me and I start to think about camping trips, beach days, conferences, and books to read I want to be sure I take some time to reflect before I forget what worked and what did not. I came up with five questions to use as my anchor for reflection. If you would like to reflect using the same questions, click the image and it will take you to the Google Doc version. Feel free to “Make a copy” under the “File” menu and write some responses to save and revisit once the new school year approaches.

Consider commenting about the following to start a conversation.

As you ponder resources to purchase for your summer reading, consider sharing one of your favorites, in the comments, that helped inspire you and tighten up your workshop in the past. As a kindergarten teacher, my favorite resource was Talking, Drawing, Writing by Horn and Giacobbe. Last year I read Ralph Fletcher’s, Making Nonfiction From Scratch. This book definitely helped me improve how I tackled nonfiction and research writing with my students this year.

Are you attending any great conferences that might inspire a writing teacher this summer? Share the name and date in the comment section!

What type of support works best for you as a teacher? Share what has supported you the most as a teacher of writers.

I hope everyone has a wonderful end to the school year. It is always nice to feel like there is some space for learning and re-charging our teaching batteries! A little sunshine doesn’t hurt either.