Part 1 is to focus on one or two points of particular interest (i.e., something that caught your attention, caused you to reconsider something, or clarified something you did not understand previously). Here, â€œreflectiveâ€ is referring to a habit of mind that questions why, what, and how one goes about doing what one does, with an eye toward making “what is,” better. It is a reflective critique of what has been learned and/or observed. As teachers, we all need to reflect on what we do and why we do it. Reflection is a vital part of improving instruction and learning.
Part 2 is to focus on application; that is, on how the session materials can be put to use in â€œyourâ€ classroom or situation. Again, this is a reflective process looking for ways of applying what has been learned.