Reflective Group

In simple words, Reflective Practice Group are monthly meetings where teachers have tea or coffee and talk about their students, teaching, questions, ideas, challenges and solutions, etc. 

Our colleagues in South Korea, (Daegu, Seoul and Gwangju) Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, USA have started such groups already. I am a founder and co-facilitator of RPG in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Such meetings happen once a month, on a Saturday or Sunday, and take about 2 hours. They are not ‘input’ sessions where you get new activities and ideas, but these are ‘thinking’ and ‘discussion’ sessions where the main learning is co-constructed with peers and colleagues.

These meetings are free, but we sometimes ask you to bring snacks or fruits (depending on the location for the specific session)

If you are thinking to join us, please read about reflection and the format we use: ELC or the Art of Experiential Learning (here). 

Hard to decide? Feel free to read about our Discussion Topics in the posts on this blog: 

2016-2017 Meeting Topics

2017-2018 Meeting Topics

Please contact me with questions, or ask to join our Facebook Group.

Another way to reflect :-) In Spain, the Pirenei.

Another way to reflect 🙂 In Spain, the Pirenei.

Additional Reading:

This is a post by my friend and colleague who inspired me most: Josette LeBlanc, former coordinator of the group in Daegu, South Korea. She writes about Forming and Sustaining such a group  in her post on iTDI.

Article by Thomas C. Farrell, TESL-EJ 19.4, February 2016 Practicing What We Preach: Teacher Reflection Groups on Cooperative Learning

About Facilitating a Reflective Group

How to plan and run a reflective meeting

About the Experiential Learning Cycle as a Reflection Tool 

On this blog:

  • ELC Qs and As: pros and cons (here)
  • ELC Qs and As (here)
  • Is Reflection Boring? (here)
  • Feelings and Reflective Practice (here)

On other resources:

 

 

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