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Reflecting on your learning during this course

Record your professional development through this course using a reflection grid, take outstanding questions to the Q&A and capture your successes.
Reflecting on your learning is really important. So we’ve helped you by designing this reflection grid. It’ll help you to record the successes, the Eureka moments, the problems and the questions that you might have throughout each week of this course. So thinking about the successes, from your learning what impact has that had in your classroom and what successes have you had. Think about also the Eureka moment. You might have put something into practise with a group of young people, a class, or an individual that really made a big change to the way in which you’ve developed your relationship with them. And that’s really important to reflect on and think about. Sometimes things don’t go quite so well.
You might have come across some problems or challenges that you need some help with, support with. Bring those back to the group and ask about those in the discussion forums. Others will probably have had the same problems as you. Finally, you might have some unanswered questions. If you’ve got a question, write it in the questions box. It will really help you to crystallise your thinking. Keep hold of any outstanding questions that you might have on your reflection grid and bring them along to our question and answer session. Each week if you complete this reflection grid, you’ll build up a picture of your own learning throughout the course.
You’ll be able to think about what successes, problems, Eureka moments, and questions that you might have come across. And you’ll be able to see the impact of what we have been studying.

Now is the time to take a moment to reflect on what you’ve learnt this week. In this video Becca explains how you can use the reflection grid to capture your professional development through this course and identify where you will go next.

Trying to take in new ideas and embed them into your practice is not easy. But we would stress the importance of critical reflection if you want to translate these ideas into practise, and also if you want to be effective in making changes in what you do. We recommend that you keep a personal record of all your work on the course, as a resource for refreshing your memory and continuing to refine your practice in the future.

Exactly how and where you do this is up to you. It could be a private ‘digital scrapbook’ file. If you have a blog or other online space where you share ideas, you may choose to put selected work there (always respecting the privacy and confidentiality of others, of course).

Using the reflection grid

Example reflection grid. Successes: Welcoming the children at the door has really paid off. Eureka moments: No wonder 3G always gave me such a hard time! Even though I never called them it to their face I always through of them as 'my bottom set' and dreaded teaching them.... Problems: I am finding it hard to stay positive when some of my colleagues say negative things about some of the children. Questions: how can I keep this up all of the time? By Thursday my mask slips and I don't smile as much as on Monday morning

Each of the cells has a particular name and function, explained in the video above.

On some occasions we will prompt you to use the reflection grid, but feel free to use it whenever you want. We hope you find it a useful tool to help you in your learning journey – so that when you go online and you start to talk with others, you’ve got ideas to share.

Reflection grid

Take a look at your reflection grid for this week. This week Paul introduced the foundation of behaviour management as your ability to control yourself. You’ve looked at the impact of adult behaviour and considered what it is like to be taught by you. Your classroom task this week was to change two ways you interact with your students.
Fill in this week’s reflection grid now if you haven’t already done so. Use the comments below to share your thoughts on this week.

Q&A opportunities

Our question and answer opportunities are there for you to ask the educators to elaborate on the course content, particularly relating to your own practice. Look at your outstanding questions for this week and post to the Q&A steps:

Complete the week

Just like other steps, make sure you Mark as Complete using the button bottom right to help you keep track of your progress.
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