This Week’s Theme- Reflections

We know that one of the things that makes us better educators and learners is our ability to reflect on where we’ve been, who we are, and what we’ve learned. We grow as people when we take the time to examine our beliefs and actions and ask ourselves critical questions. Great teachers encourage this in their students, and great teams build reflection into their work.

This week, we would love to see images that represent the reflection you are doing in your work. What are your wins? What are your goals? What have you learned about yourself? How are you giving students the time to reflect on their work? How does reflection play a role in your classroom or school? Where do you go to reflect? What insights have inspired you this year? Your reflections help us tell our #EVSCstory.

NOTE: You absolutely DO NOT have to match the theme to share a picture with us. Feel free to share any photo that helps us tell the #EVSCstory at ANY time.

Reflection2This photo was taken at Washington Middle School and was edited with PicMonkey. If you would like to learn more about this or other photo editing tools, contact the ICATS.

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Reflection), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :) OR, simply share your image on your own Facebook feed, and include the #EVSCstory hashtag.
  4. You can share via email- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through email. Just attach your photos to an email and send them to [email protected].

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

We love the way your photos reflect the amazing teaching and learning that happen in our schools every day. In two weeks we’ve already collected more than 175 photos that capture the spirit of our shared mission. We hope you will continue to share your great photos and to invite others to share theirs. In the meantime, thank you for giving us so much to reflect upon.

 

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