Planning allows the teacher to identify specifically how his or her future actions will be improved by what has been learned.
A successful planning process has to answer questions such as:
- Specifically what should be kept and what should be changed to improve this lesson before teaching it again?
- What philosophy or research base guided the teacher’s decisions regarding changes?
- Specifically, how should the teacher’s learning and growth as result of this experience be used to improve his/her performance in other aspects of his/her teaching and learning?
Repeating this cycle provides the reflective practitioner with an invaluable tool for continuous learning and improvement.