20 Reflective Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Themselves


As educators, you’ve been working hard all year long. It’s also important to take some time for reflection.

How did this year go? What were our successes? Where could we improve?

Answers to these questions could define how we think about and approach teaching practice for years to come.

Here are 20 questions to get you thinking.

  1. What is your proudest achievement during the last year?
  2. What surprised you?
  3. What new strategies have you tried in class?
  4. What worked?
  5. What didn’t work?
  6. What challenges did your students face?
  7. What successes did your students have?
  8. What is one new tool, strategy or resource that you are bringing with you into next year?
  9. How have your relationships with students changed?
  10. How will your classroom approach change as a result of this?
  11. How have your relationships with your students’ parents changed?
  12. What do you wish you’d known at the start of the year?
  13. When students reflect on the year, what do you think they’ll say?
  14. What was the most valuable thing you learned this year?
  15. What are your goals for next year?
  16. What steps will you take to achieve them?
  17. What are you confident about?
  18. What are you concerned about?
  19. Where will you go for help when you need it?
  20. What will you do to make things easier for yourself?

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