Reflective Practice

Reflective Practice – What does it mean to you?


As I am sure many of you know
I work with educators finding their way with Programming,
Guiding, supporting and sharing what I have learnt along the way on my journey
as an educator.
I love to support educators with taking a serious look at
What’s working?
AND what’s not!?!
Now how do you tell if your program is NOT working
1. You have unsettled children or crazy days that just don’t work
2. You don’t feel fulfilled as an educator
3. You have that nagging feeling that you need to change something but you are not
quite sure what?
Really the only way to move forward is with Reflective practice
Reflecting on again
What is working?
AND what is not!?!
Critical Reflecting on our practices as early childhood educators.
I popped up a meme this week that says just this
“Focus on Reflective Practice to move forward” and I am really serious about this if you
are feeling stuck, unhappy as an educator or like something needs to change
then you need to start using Reflective practice.
Now I have worked really hard to simplify this over the last year, into a way that is
teachable
real
and the nuts and bolt of what is important
not wishy washy theory
but what really is proven to work.
So
TO REALLY REFLECT AND GET RESULTS there are three things I recommend and if you
have been listening, reading, sharing our time with Shine as an Educator you will know this already
– but this is where I wanted to start…
1.. LOOK AT A CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION – What do we actually need to look at, what is it
that we are struggling with, articulate it, break it down, what is the crocs of the issue that
needs be to improve and requires or demands our focus.
What is not working for us as educators, what is not working with the children or within
the setting we are in.
2.. A CHALLENGE – brainstorming about all the different ideas we have to improve a
situation – pick one and put it into place – really commit to taking action
3.. AND THEN A TOP TIP FOR YOU – which is about seeking out what work for others, getting
advice from experienced educators
These are my actual steps for reflective practice and I hope it helps you, whether you do
this weekly or monthly is totally up to YOU.
But over the past year I have been doing this
with many educators and the feedback is incredible – it really, really WORKS!!
My aim this year is to really connect and support as many educators as I can.
The two real stand out struggles from last year that I receive questions and
requests for help with are Reflective Practice and educators feeling isolated or even
lonely.
And this really does effect me – it makes me feel sad that educators are not finding what
they – YOU – need and I am really wanting to step up this year and do something about
it…
So because reflective practice has become such a big part of what I am doing and how I
am currently helping educators
I have Shine as an Educator the podcast that you may like to check out HERE
I have also put together Shine as an Educator the mini ebook which is a workbook for
the FREE 4 week challenge to claim and connect with the support you need and really
stepping into the year on the right foot.
FREE Shine as an Educator Mini Ebook Reflective Practice Challenge

Come and join us…
It’s exciting to know we already have a growing beautiful community of awesome
educators that have joined and are benefiting from their new found confidence and
understanding of Reflective Practice.
My commitments this year is to offer something that I know educators will
love, get a lot out of and be able to offer it for free.
FREE Shine as an Educator Mini Ebook Reflective Practice Challenge

Kath
Remember to Shine as an Educator

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