How to Reflect as a New Teacher: 3 Teaching Strategies I Will Continue Doing in the New Year


Wondering how to reflect as a new teacher but not sure where to begin? Click to discover 3 questions to ask yourself.

New Year is the perfect moment for teachers to reflect on the past and plan for the future. In this video, join me as I candidly share my reflections and break down the crucial steps on how to reflect as a teacher. Let’s explore what went well, what needs improvement, and what we can proudly carry into the new year. Reflection is the compass guiding us toward more effective teaching strategies.

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1. Celebrate Success: What are 3 things that went well?

Reflecting on our successes is crucial. I’ll share my victories, like successfully separating my worth from student behavior, maintaining effective classroom systems, and achieving a work-life balance. Discover the importance of celebrating wins in your teaching journey.

2. Identify Areas for Growth: What are 3 things you can improve on?

Acknowledging room for improvement is the path to growth. Dive into my reflections on spending quality time with friends and family, setting boundaries, and enhancing email communication. Learn how to set achievable goals for personal and professional development.

3. Acknowledge Achievements: What are 3 things you are proud of?

Recognizing your achievements is vital. I’ll share my pride in creating helpful resources, maintaining consistency in content creation, and being the teacher I aspired to be. Discover the power of acknowledging and celebrating your accomplishments.

Wrap Up:

As we conclude this guide on how to reflect as a new teacher, remember the three key questions:

  • What are 3 things that went well?
  • What are 3 things you can improve on?
  • What are 3 things you are proud of?

I encourage you to engage in this reflective exercise and share your insights. Your journey matters and your reflections will set the tone for an empowered and successful new year. Reflect, embrace, and let’s make the upcoming year the best one yet.


See you in the next one, teacher bestie!




Feeling overwhelmed and not sure if teaching is for you? Click here to learn the key shift on how to love teaching again in the new year.