Reflection strategies prepare students for the future

By Learning Forward
February 2020
Vol 41, No. 1
Current role: Science teacher at Plano West High School in Plano, Texas. Originally from: Round Rock, Texas. Years teaching: 14. Subjects taught: Biology, chemistry, environmental science, environmental systems, anatomy and physiology, earth and space science. Other responsibilities: District curriculum writer, new teacher mentor. Current professional focus: Helping my students become future-ready. They are so smart, but they don’t yet have the skills to show their worth and succeed in the world, like presenting out loud or navigating tricky situations. So while I’m teaching them science, I focus on teaching them how to study and be self-reflective and on other life skills like communication. I didn’t learn those things when I went to high school and college. When I went to college, I did what I

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