Musings

Tale of the Repentant Blogger (or reflecting on reflection)

It’s late September and looking at the calendar, it’s been several months since I’ve spent the time to reflect and blog.  I don’t have any great excuses. I wasn’t busier than usual, or otherwise engaged in some reflective practice elsewhere. I didn’t stop learning with or from my PLN, my colleagues, books, conferences or other resources.  What I did do, however, is neglect to prioritize reflecting and documenting my practice, which is critical as a learning professional because it provides us with the white space to evaluate what we are creating and what they are consuming.
When time is not committed to reflective practice, I find that my own practice suffers because there is too much noise or worse, I find myself getting into zone where I can’t see the forest for the trees.

When I get into these zones I find that the best remedy is either reading something thoughtful and thought provoking or having the luxury of the same kind of conversation with colleagues in my PLN. Additionally, if I can take a few moments to distill everything and then write a few lines, my end result is better rounded learning practice.
How do you keep up with your reflection? What tips can you share?

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