What is Reflection?
A reflection is a narrative statement or new media narrative (digital story) that reflects your understanding of the Wisconsin Teaching Standards in relation to your artifact.
Where do you put the reflections in your portfolio? How long should they be?
Narrative reflections should be written in Microsoft Word (or another word processing tool) and copied and pasted in the space labeled CONTENT. Typically a reflection should be concise, approximately one to two pages, 12 point font. A new media narrative or digital story as reflection should be no longer than 3 minutes, and less than 10 megabytes.
What makes a good reflective statement?
A good reflective statement will be an honest look at your experience in meeting the standard. It will be one that focuses on the purpose of the standard in relation to both your artifact and your educational experience. Reflections question, or problemetize practice, ask how the teaching experience went, or how you might have changed your teaching to make it better. In this way you are seeking to grow as a teacher.
What is an excellent reflection?
An excellent reflection is honest, polished, and addresses all facets of the standard as it relates to your artifact and experience. It demonstrates a thorough understanding of how you can meet the standard as you grow in your ability to become a teacher. Models of excellent reflections will be available.