Before we share several external reflection formats and practices, consider what Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick (*April 2000) have written about the power of collegial reflection:
The act of externalizing our internal voices, and listening to the self-statements of our colleagues provides educators with an opportunity to:
1. Amplify the meaning of their work through the insight of others.
2. Apply meaning beyond the situation in which it was learned.
3. Make a commitment to modifications, plans, and experimentation
4. Document learning and provide a rich base of shared knowledge
*Costa, A. L. & Kallick, B. (April, 2000). Getting into the Habit of Reflection. Educational Leadership. 57(5), 60-62.
In the next post we will share some suggested methods to encourage your mentee to use different internal reflection tools.