Reflective Teachers are those teachers who stand back and consider what they do, how they do it, why they do it, and ultimately, the impact it is having on children.
Research in schools is about developing teachers to become increasingly reflective and support colleagues in developing a rich dialogue to support the development of all. These books provide a good guide to engage staff bodies in reflective practice – and coupled with the meditation and mindful books suggested in previous editions of Avanti Life, serve to improve education of everyone in schools – not only the children!
The Teacher’s Reflective Practice Handbook:
Becoming an Extended Professional through Capturing Evidence-Informed Practice
By Paula Zwozdiak-Myers
What do we mean by reflective practice? How can it help you develop as a teacher? Helping you to translate pedagogical knowledge into practice, this handbook guides you through studying your own teaching for personal development, evaluating your lessons through classroom research, and enhancing the quality of pupil learning.
Reflective Teaching 3rd Edition:
Evidence-informed Professional Practice
By Andrew Pollard
Andrew Pollard is a leading voice on reflective teaching practice. This book, now in its 3rd edition, is a staple for any educators’ diet to support their own professional development.
Ahead of the Class:
How an Inspiring Headmistress Gave Children Back Their Future
By Lady Marie Stubbs
2003, John Murray
A book by Lady Stubbs, Headteacher of St Georges School in London. The school, now successful, was one of the worst in the country with shockingly low attendance, poor attitudes to learning and a school with no heart or purpose. This honest book is an example of one Headteacher reflecting on her journey – a good summer read to inspire us all to continue in adversity!