Time for reflection and wonder at God’s world can easily get squeezed out with the amount of content teachers have to cover. Reflection needs to be planned in to a lesson. It does not have to come at the end; it can be way of starting, such as by silently listening to the sounds in the environment.
- Teachers can plan time to show short presentations of images in science to evoke wonder when looking at crystals in chemistry, when discussing magnetism, or when labeling plants.
- Teachers can use reflective poems and scripts as part of English or religion class and build activities that will encourage learners to consider thoughtfully what is being expressed.
These examples show that reflection can be built into a lesson at any time as long as it is included at the planning stage.