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Reflective Practice Special Interest Group: Gwangju-Jeonnam Group

Reflective Practice Group

The Gwangju-Jeonnam Reflective Practice Group is affiliated with the Korea TESOL National Reflective Practice SIG (Special Interest Group). The Gwangju-Jeonnam Reflective Practice (RP) Group holds meetings monthly, usually the second Saturday of the month and usually in the morning just before the Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL Chapter's monthly meeting.

The purpose of the Reflective Practice Group is to foster self-improvement in one's teaching through reflection and discussion with like-minded members of the KOTESOL teaching community. Topics of discussion vary considerably; peer observations and teaching portfolios are just two recent topics. Follow the Reflective Practice Group on Facebook: Reflective Practice SIG Gwangju-Jeonnam.

The Reflective Practice SIG meetings are moving to a new location: Coffee Lab Mujii (formerly Aldersgate. NOT at Kenya Espresso Cafe), near GNUE. (Ground floor of 광주우리교회 Building. Map at bottom.)                                                                                                                                      (Map.) :Meetings are no longer being held at Starbucks, Chosun University Branch, near the University's "backgate"      (Map).

Group Facilitators

Bryan Hale (Email: bryan.english.teacher@ gmail.com)
Jocelyn Wright (Email: jocelynmnu@yahoo.com)

Events Schedule

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October 2017: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled.

September 9, 2017. Reflective Practice Session. 11:00-12:30.
Topic: Interventions and e-Journaling
11:00-12:30. Facilitators: Jocelyn Wright & Maria Lisak
Summary
In this double-header RP meeting, there will be two 45-minute workshops. Jocelyn Wright will facilitate one on learner and teacher investment. Following this, Maria Lisak will discuss how to capture, organize, and reflect on teaching artifacts multimodally. Both sessions are test-runs of workshops for the "Day of Reflection 2017" to be held in Seoul September 30 for those who cannot attend.

August 2017: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled.

July 8, 2017. Reflective Practice Session.
Topic: Non-violent Communication III
11:00-12:30. Facilitator: Dana Han

June 10, 2017. Reflective Practice Session.
Topic: Non-violent Communication II
11:00-12:30. Facilitator: Dana Han

May 20, 2017. Reflective Practice Session.
Topic: Non-violent Communication I
11:00-12:30. Facilitator: Dana Han

April 8, 2017. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Could Our Classrooms Be Kinder?
11:00-12:30. Facilitators: Jocelyn Wright & Maria Lisak
Summary
In this workshop, we will discuss observations of unkindness in our schools, formal elements that affect the kindness climate, and how kindness is promoted and modeled in the classroom. At the end, resources for teaching kindness will be shared.

March 11, 2017. Reflective Practice Session at Chapter Conference
Topic: Mindfully Managing Life in an Increasingly Connected World
10:30-12:00. Facilitator: Jocelyn Wright

February 11, 2017. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Caring in Our Teaching
11:00-12:30. Facilitator: Jocelyn Wright

January 14, 2017. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Reflecting on Diversity in the Year Ahead: From Your Classroom to the World
11:00-12:30. Session Facilitator: Maria Lisak, Chosun University Dept of Public Administration & Social Welfare (Lifetime KOTESOL member)
Summary
Join us this January 14th to jump start your reflection plan for 2017! The prompt to get us to think outside of our regular teaching habits centers around diversity: diversity in our classes, our schools, and in South Korea. The morning's activities invite us to think and share about our micro, meso, and macro spaces of teaching and learning. In thinking about diversity in our South Korean classrooms, we can end up exploring the world and mapping out a reflective plan for 2017!


December 10, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Celebrating Our Practice
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale
Summary: We will each discuss an event or a part of our practice that we found joyful or fulfilling this year, and do an exercise designed to help us identify and celebrate how our practice was resonating with our needs and values as teachers.

November 12, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: The Rhythm of Classroom Activity
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale

October: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled.

September 10, 2016. Reflective Practice Sessions at ALAK International Conference
Doing Reflective Practice: Awareness-Raising for Empowerment
-- Jocelyn Wright
Understanding Our Learners: Being Reflective and Intentional About How We Know Students
-- Bryan Hale

August 13, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Are You in Control of Your Classroom?
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale

July: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled.

June 11, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: How Playful Is Your Teaching?
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale

May 21, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Social Justice and Issues that Affect Korean ELT!
11:00–12:30. Session Facilitator – Justin Ancheta

April 9, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: How Ecological Is Your Classroom?
11:00–12:30. (Following morning community event – #CleanGwangju Campaign)
Session Facilitator – Jocelyn Wright

March 12, 2016. Pre-Conference Reflective Practice Session
11:00–12:30: Session Facilitator – Stewart Gray with Bryan Hale

February: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled

January 9, 2016. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Stories: Past, Present, and Anticipated
11:00–12:30: Session Facilitators – Jocelyn Wright & Bryan Hale


December 12, 2015. Reflective Practice Session (with Social Justice group)
Topic: Transitioning from Reflective to Critically Reflective Teaching
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Jocelyn Wright

November 12, 2015. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Working Through Teacher-Student Conflicts
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale

October 17, 2015. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Fear and Anxiety in the Classroom
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale

September 12, 2015. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: How Happy Is Your Classroom?
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Jocelyn Wright

August: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled

July 18, 2015. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Reflection for One
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Bryan Hale
Synopsis:
In this meeting, we'll discuss reflecting individually. What are some benefits and drawbacks of reflecting on our own? Are there some pitfalls to avoid? What are some strategies and techniques we can use? This meeting will help us approach doing reflection as an individual, and hopefully also help us appreciate the value of our group reflective practice!

June 20, 2015. Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Levels of Reflection
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Jocelyn Wright

May 2, 2015: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Interactions Between Cultural Beings in the Classroom
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitators - Jocelyn Wright & Tyson Vieira

April 11, 2015: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Motivation: Reflecting on Learning Experiences
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitators - Jocelyn Wright & Tyson Vieira

March 14, 2015: Pre-conference Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Seeing Things Differently, Seeing Things Better: Transformational Teaching
11:00-12:30: Session Facilitator - Jocelyn Wright

February: No Reflective Practice Session Scheduled

January 10, 2015: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Project-Based Learning
Session Leaders: Tyson Vieira (Warm-up), Jocelyn Wright (Main)

2015


2014

December 6, 2014: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Describing Before Judging: Managing the First Stages of the Reflective Cycle.
Session Leader: Bryan Hale
Synopsis
We will discuss our understandings of the value of describing class events before interpreting them, discuss reasons this might be difficult or challenging, and share ideas about approaching this first part of the reflective cycle.

November 8, 2014: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Video Observations: Learning Through Others
Facilitators: Tyson Vieira & Jocelyn Wright

October 11, 2014: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Peer Observation
Facilitators: Jocelyn Wright & Tyson Vieira

September 13, 2014: Reflective Practice Session
Topic: Action Research: Plan, Action, and Effect
Facilitators: Tyson Vieira & Jocelyn Wright

Coffee Lab Mujii - Reflective Practice Sessions Venue
Reflective Practice SIG