Identify strengths and gaps
Don't beat yourself up
When something happens that changes your perspective on something
As long as you can go back and review it. You could come back 6 months down the track to review it because something has clicked.
Writing, Handwriting, Write on one side of the page, Computer, Insert relevant articles
Log, Statement of what happened
Diary, Giving statements with opinions
Journal, More detailed, Gives reasons, Looking at whys and hows, Be professional
You must look outside yourself to be critically reflective.
Autobiography, Your account of what happened
Students, Not Learning, Informal feedback, Exams and assessments, Feedback from students adds to your autobiography
Peers, Can ask peers to provide feedback
Literature, Informs teaching, Can be used to make decisions on what feedback to take onboard
What do I do?
What does this mean?
How did I come to be like this?
How might I do things differently?
A journal is YOUR reality
Never leave your journal lying around