I had the opportunity to facilitate an immersion session at MLA’19 titled Closing the Circle with Reflection: Elevating Professional Practice. Attendees were introduced to a few models of reflective practice and given the chance to conduct reflective writing and conversations. Here is an SII (Strengths, Insight, Improvement) on the session.
-attendees received a booklet of resources
-attendees were evenly paired for the reflective conversation
-flow of the session was great
-a small number of attendees works well
-unwind the microphone!
-prepare for panelists who cannot make it
-practice ahead of time
-encourage attendees to move closer to the front of the stage if necessary
-confirm with the panelist the day before the conference
-leave more time for questions
I would like to thank Jolene Miller and Stephanie Friree for their leadership on this session. And a big thank you to our two panelists Elena Azadbakht and Lin Wu for sharing their own experience with reflection.
If you’d like to elevate your profession through reflection, check our reflection resources.