Thursday, July 24, 2008


Here is a great site with reflections:, I pasted from the site below.

General Reflections on Education

What are we doing here? The following sets of questions can help you articulate your philosophy of education. When you are done, you can save your responses to the notepad in your backpack, e-mail them, print them, or share your thoughts with other teachers.

Classroom Reflections

The following sets of questions can help you think about the atmosphere and design of your classroom.

Self-Assessment Reflections

The following sets of questions can help you think about your work this week and this year ... What have you learned this week? What have you taught this week? How are you doing in your work? The questions posed in this section are designed to provide you with some space in which you can consider your own professional development.

Some reflections:
I teach because I want to make a difference in students' lives - not just with curriculum, but by inspiring them. I am teaching a variety of students, from different backgrounds and of different levels. I want students to feel comfortable and excited coming to class everyday (good luck with that!).

1 comment:

misterteacher said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I just put up a new slideshow on creativity that may get you thinking about some ideas for math.

I teach fifth grade math so I can't offer too much help for creative ideas. We do get into patterns and functions though and this year I played an ongoing game with them that I called "Epidemic". Every few days over a couple weeks I would hang a note card over a student's neck and tell them that they had been infected. The number of students who had been infected would double each time. They eventually had to graph the pattern and describe the rate of change, etc.

I didn't tell them what was going on until the very end--I kept them guessing the whole time. It was a perfect example of von Oech's "looking for the second right answer".