Do reflective teachers teach better?
There is very little empirical evidence on the relationship between teacher reflection and the quality of their classroom instruction. However, reflective teachers might just have the edge in instructional quality and engagement.
In this new research, the study explores the relationship between teachers' personal growth (reflection) and teacher engagement and instructional quality.
Why is this significant?
In an era demanding more from educators, this isn’t just about theoretical competency. Huang et al.'s 2023 study of 998 teachers in North East China pinpoints a significant correlation between proactive personal growth and