019: Time to Reflect: Questions to Ask Yourself to Improve Your Craft

Trillium Montessori Talks

Jun 7 2022 • 22 mins

There are two major paths towards self improvement: external feedback and self-reflection. While external feedback happens naturally in most classrooms, self-reflection is a skill you have to make time for and practice. When you do, you’ll improve your craft, connect more deeply with your students, and feel more confident in your abilities.

In this episode, we’re talking about the power of self-reflection for the Montessori teacher. We’re explaining how to practice daily reflection and turn it into intentional action. We’re sharing some questions you can ask yourself, and we’re explaining how to model the practice of self-reflection for your students.

What’s in this episode:

  • Why it’s important to practice self-reflection as a Montessori teacher
  • Why self-reflection isn’t just about thinking, but also doing
  • Which questions to ask yourself when reflecting on your lessons and strategy
  • How your mood can affect your interactions with students
  • How to identify and remove obstacles preventing you from improving your craft
  • Internal versus external obstacles in your life and work
  • Why it’s vital that you try to inspire curiosity in every student, every day
  • How to make time for daily reflection and model it for your students

For full show notes, resources, links and to download the transcript, visit trilliummontessori.org/podcast

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