The Learning Renaissance

The Essence of Reflective Practice…


The disruption caused by Coronavirus to the normal pattern of schooling may have many implications when schools return to something approaching a new normal.

There will undoubtedly be many potential avenues where teachers will move ahead in their thinking and daily practice. For me, the most important, and potentially the easiest to implement would be more reflective practice – that is reflection on what they are doing in terms of the effectiveness of the support they give their students to learn autonomously, and reflection in practice, sharing tips and ideas to improve learning with their peers on an hourly, daily and annual process.

This is a more certain way to sustainable improvement than any other investment. It has always been my experience that no matter how difficult the circumstances of a school, there is sufficient talent, experience and expertise within the staff to move the school forward. Too often this valuable resource is dissipated in the daily grind – the key job of educational leaders at all levels is to harness it purposefully to sustainable improvement.


About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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