6.3 Elements of an intentional practice

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As you move through this resource one of the goals for the reader is to have a clear motivation for being reflective. It is a deliberate, intentional way of being. The more the educator can remove or detach themselves from their thoughts and feelings, the more objective and curious you can become. A quote whose author is unknown speaks to this intention of reflection, “between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” (It is essential to find the space and time for deep thinking and reflection.

Video: Reflection in Learning

Learn more about reflection in learning by watching the video by MQ LearnTV [6:00] below.


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