Why Reflect?

I want this blog to be a place where a can reflect on the profession of education. I want it to be a place where I can reflect and grow as a teacher and learner. I hope others grow with me. Most content I reflect on will focus around literacy.  I chose reflect as the title because that is what I want to spend more time doing. Going through the National Board Certified teacher certification process has helped me make it more of a focus for me. Reflect is my word for the year and hopefully my lifetime. As a reading teacher you constantly have to reflect on what the reader is doing within themselves, along with how the reader is responding to the text and how you believe the author wants you to respond to the text.  Reflecting requires your attention and is an active process. As an educator I belief you cannot just go through the motions and not Reflect!