Kaizena for Planning and Reflection

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean there’s no reason to use Kaizena! As you reflect on your past teaching year and plan for the next, here are some ways that you can use Kaizena:

  • For self reflection. Type out a list of questions in Google Docs that you want to ask yourself. The questions can be about what you learned from your students in the past or what you hope to accomplish in your classroom this year. When you’re ready, use the voice commenting tool to record yourself answering your questions. Vocalizing your thoughts like this may feel uncomfortable at first, but it can have therapeutic effects and can help give you clarity as your prepare for the school year. 
  • For group reflection. Similar to the above, you could develop a list of questions and have fellow teachers respond using Kaizena’s voice comments and annotation tools. Or, you could share with them your own reflections and ask them for their thoughts. 
  • For feedback. Working on a new lesson plan that you want to get your colleague’s opinion on? Ask for feedback using Kaizena. This is also a great way for interested teachers to ‘practice’ leaving voice comments - plus you get to experience being on the receiving end of voice comments! 
  • For collective brainstorming. Working with other teachers and want a way to capture everyone’s thoughts? Try using Kaizena as a place to compile ideas - collaborators can contribute with voice comments, text replies or linking to other resources online. 

Using Kaizena another way as you plan for the new year? Let us know! We love hearing about the unique ways teachers use our tool. 

Happy planning everyone!

Shirley Luu
With a background in marketing and communications, Shirley is Kaizena's Community Manager. When she's not lurking #EdChats or expanding Kaizena's PLN, you can find her sweating it out at a barre class 👯‍♀️
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