A Reflective Teacher. . .

• examines his or her own reactions to children or their actions to understand their source

• is curious about children’s play and watches it closely

• documents details of children’s conversations and activities

• takes time to study notes and photos to puzzle out what is significant

• eagerly shares stories about children’s learning with families and co-workers

• asks co-workers and children’s families for their insights

• reads professional literature to learn more

• shows children photos and stories of themselves to hear their views

• changes the environment and materials to encourage new play and learning possibilities

From: NAEYC.ORG/TYC

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