Next Steps in Reflection

George Couros names being reflective as one of the 8 characteristics and essential pieces of the Innovator’s Mindset. As the WSD Innovative Teaching and Learning Leaders continue on their own journey of self-reflection using their personal portfolios located on this site, we will continue to work towards embedding reflection into our regular practice to encourage growth and change for ourselves as learners.

Check out this podcast on Bam Radio- Every Classroom Matters as Vicki Davis interviews George Couros on the topic of reflection, entitled “I Taught for Years without Reflecting Until…”.  George Couros discusses how reflection is crucial, the importance of taking time daily to be reflective, and the power of using blogs as a tool for reflection.

Getting Started!

Please complete the form embedded at the bottom of this post so we can create your new blog.

Here are some tips:

Blog URL:

During the creation of your blog you have to select a URL for it.  Your URL will be connected directly to your email for WSD.  For example, Shauna Cornwell’s email is so her blog URL will become:

Please enter only “scornwell” for “what blog URL you want in the form below.


Blog Title:

Your blog title is one of the first things a reader sees when visiting your blog.  Choose a name that reflects the purpose of your blog.  If you are unsure of a title, just add your first name plus portfolio, ie. “George’s Portfolio“.  You can change the title at a later date.


Your username is the same username you use for WSD in small caps (ie. scornwell)