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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