This week Kathryn and Theresa had the opportunity to talk to Lori Schwartz Reichl about an invaluable topic – reflection! Lori taught middle school band in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Currently, she provides professional development for music educators, does guest conducting and adjudication work, and writes for music educators and administrators. Lori also recently completed a doctoral degree in music education. One of Lori’s passions is reflection, and in this interview, she shares why and how everyone – music educators and music students – should include reflection as part of their practice. 

Why Everyone Should Take Time to Reflect

Throughout the interview, Lori talks about:

  • Why reflection is important for educators, administrators, and even students
  • The “Three Rs for the Reichl Rules – Reflect, Research, Refresh and the bonus R, Review
  • Why we should think about how students feel in our classrooms
  • How we can incorporate reflection in our personal and teaching practices

“We can’t move forward with renewed energy and intention until we know what is working, what’s not working, and what’s missing or even unnecessary in our teaching strategies or rehearsal techniques.”

Be sure to check out the full interview on YouTube or your favorite podcast platform. You can even listen to the interview here, on Anchor!

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