When I made my ePortfolio a couple of weeks, I realized that this would help me in my teaching and in learning. In the past, after I did a major lesson or had my evaluation, I would think about it a lot. This is reflection, but I never wrote what I thought about down. I know that this ePortfolio will incorporate a blog that will let me reflect over what I do in my master's class and in my school job.
As I write this reflection, I am thinking that I should of written it last week when I watched and read different websites. I had time, but I thought that I would remember all what I learned about. I procrastinated and now I feel a little stressed. I will work harder on just doing it and not just waiting to do assignments.
The ePortfolio will house my work that I will put together in all of the classes and as I use those assignment, I can reflect how I have grown as a teacher. Reflection is something that takes time, but it really helps you grow as a student and a person. John Dewey has stated (as cited in Barrett, n.d.), “We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” We put so much on as a teacher to give information to students that we sometimes forget to let the children stop and just think about what they are learning. As a first grade teacher, I use Seesaw and I have the students "read" their work in this digital portfolio. I am going to let the students not only start to reflect about their own work, but other work from their peers. (I also have to remember that this will not happen next week, but they will build up to this- no instant gratification.)
Barrett, H. Why Reflect? - Reflection4Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved from