Reflective practioner, I think so. This week Danielle and I have continued the implementation of our unit. We have been amazing reflective practioners, instantly realizing when students need something different, when they need more. All of our students have thoroughly enjoyed the excavations, but what are they getting out of it? Other than some awesome experiences and opportunities to develop and strengthen their science identities, they haven’t learned much content. So, in the midst of the chaos, we reflected and changed what was needed. We have decided to add an entire week to our unit, allowing students two days to make connections to the digs instead of one. Now, for the remaining two geological Eras, students will dig for one day, reflect, learn about the Era and then make connections one day and on the last day, continue to make connections and answer prompted questions in order to create authentic blog posts.
So with interviews and job applications in the near future, I’ve got plenty to say when asked, “How are you a reflective practioner?”
Anywho, here are some pictures of the fun we’ve had this week!!!