Usually by the time winter break arrives, I am overworked, frustrated, and my patience has been pushed to the limits. When I look at the calendar to see when summer break is coming, I realize that I have 5 more months of teaching before I can take a break! I like to take some time and reflect on my job performance, therapy, work setting and any internal/external factors that are positively or negatively impacting my work. It helps me to remind me of my goals, make a plan for change if needed and revamp my creativity, so that I can be the BEST educator I can!
So, I created these self reflection forms and wanted to share with you all. Here are some additional reasons why I created these forms.
I have to complete a professional portfolio for my evaluation this year and wanted to show some documentation of professional goal setting & ways I am trying to improve my skills. (page 3, 6)
I needed some forms to help me reflect about the quality of my therapy and interactions with my students. (page 5)
Although I don’t regularly do S.O.A.P. notes like I did back in graduate school, I wanted a S.O.A.P. note form to use periodically to analyze if I planned therapy around student’s goals and what impacted the session (both external/internal factors). (page 4)
Every year, I am faced with challenges in my job. When I write those challenges down, it helps me to accept the things I can’t control and figure out ways around the “road block”. This allows me to not get “stuck in the mud” and move forward with a more positive outlook about my job. (page 7)
Hang your self reflections in a picture frame or store in a binder to help remind yourself of your goals!!