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Reflective Practice in Action

Reflective Practice in Action
80 Reflection Breaks for Busy Teachers

March 2014 | 128 pages | Corwin
This teacher training and staff development resource offers pre-service and in-service teachers 80 targeted reflective activities that will energize their professional growth no matter how busy the teacher may be. Theory and practice set the context for each reflection break and offer strategies in the following areas:

] spicing up `routine' teaching

] reflecting during and after class

] undertaking action research

] creating a portfolio

] reflecting individually and/or collaboratively

] setting up reflective groups

] setting and administering guidelines for group reflection

] communicating and reflecting effectively

] devoting the right amount of time to reflection.

The reader can browse the complete selection of Reflection Breaks in the Table of Contents, allowing them to find their area of interestncern without having to read through pages of theory. This book can be used as a professional development resource for teachers at all levels and in all settings: for pre-service students in colleges of education; as reflective breaks during in-service meetings; as discussion starters; or as workshop activities.

About the Author
1. Introduction to Reflective Practice
2. Why Reflect?
3. Preparing Teachers for Reflective Practice
4. Getting Started with Reflective Practice
5. Providing Opportunities for Reflective Practice
6. Group Discussion to Aid Reflective Practice
7. Classroom Observation to Aid Reflective Practice
8. Journal Writing to Aid Reflective Practice
9. Creating a Teaching Portfolio to Aid Reflective Practice
10. Generating Topics for Reflection

"This is an excellent resource that helps seasoned and student teachers alike to reflect individually or as a group at their own paces and at the levels they choose."

The English Connection

Thomas S. C. Farrell

Thomas S. C. Farrell is a professor in applied linguistics at Brock University, Canada. He has been involved with ESL and applied linguistics for the past 27 years and has written extensively on topics such as reflective practice, language teacher development, and language teacher education. His recent books include Reflective Practice in Action (2004, Corwin Press), Reflecting on Classroom Communication in Asia (2004, Longman), and Professional Development for Language Teachers (2005, Cambridge University Press, coauthored with Jack Richards). More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761931645