Don’t Forget the Reflection!
As John Dewey said, “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Slowing down to reflect not only enhances the knowledge/experience acquired, it has implications for a student’s confidence and motivation. But how? Take a quick tour through the ages and stages, with some tips for reflection.
KD Maynard is the director of admission/college counseling at Oak Meadow. She has held roles in college admissions, college counseling and financial aid, academic advising, teacher training/curriculum development, and a variety of administrative/leadership positions at Brown University, World Learning, Marlboro College, The Putney School, Community College of Vermont, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. KD’s liberal arts background (AB from Brown and MALS from Dartmouth) provides her with a worldview that seeks to make connections between and among people, ideas, and a sense of a greater good. Her experience includes creating and supervising college-level first-year seminars that incorporated study skills and student success strategies. She loves living in southern Vermont, spending free time in nature, volunteering with the homeless, and spending time with her brand new grandchildren.