15th March 2014
Week two completed and I have to admit my head is spinning. So far this course has been a whirl wind in the amount of info I have had to look over. So much so that I overlooked registering this blog !! So lucky that David picked up on it and sent out a reminder. It just goes to show that no matter how prepared you think you are, (including getting in early to complete tasks) there is always a chance that you can overlook something. I think this could be the same in the classroom when teaching a diverse range of students. Hence where reflection should be called upon regularly to help ensure that all student’s needs are being met. However it does not stop there it is just as important for the teacher to encourage their students to reflect on their own performances. This is supported by Mark Clements (2014), article The Importance of Reflection in Education. This article reiterates the importance of reflection when it echoes Dewey’s famous quote “We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience”.