9.6 Binder 3- The CEO Reflective Journal/Artifacts

Continuing Education Option
Understanding Portfolio Design
Binder 3-The CEO Reflective Journal/Artifacts, Lesson 9. Section 6

Binder 3 contains reflections of the outcomes of your CEO.  Each requirement is listed below:

 1. Two inch (2”) binder maximum

 2. Table of Contents (identifies title and pages for all documents)

 3. Article Reviews

 4. Reflective Journals (detailed description below)

 5. Graduate courses original transcripts

 6. Formal reflections

 7. Reflective journal entries organized by Phases

Binder 3 - The CEO Reflective Journal

The development of a Reflective Journal throughout the CEO process will help focus your attention on the educational growth you are experiencing. You will reflect on the impact your teaching is having on your students’ learning, as it relates to your growth in knowledge and skills.

Keep reflections of all phases of the CEO process as you move forward with your work.

Formal Reflections

Formal reflections are those addressing professional development or other major activities that you feel have an impacting significance on your growth. 

Final Reflection

Binder 3 will also include a final reflection. This reflection is a 1000-1500 word summary which provides a convincing analysis that describes

  • your professional growth over time and its impact on your teaching.
  • the impact that the CEO has on student learning in your class and school over time
  • how you plan to continue your future professional growth. 

Three-Step Process Outline for Reflections

The Three-Step Process Outline below will help structure the individual journal entries. By using this outline, you will be able to organize your thoughts. Complete your formal and final reflections by

  1. using The Three-Step Process Outline for each reflection. 
  2. indicating the type of reflection by using the drop down box: formal or final.
  3. indicating the type of activity, e.g., professional development, instructional unit.
  4. dating each journal entry.
  5. including any information that will help the scorer easily identify you and your students’ growth over time.


The Three-Step Process Outline


Process Steps




Step 1: Description


In Step 1 you will list the activity, based on the PD plan. Examples of discussion items might be:


  • What was read?


  • What workshop was attended?


  • What activity/lesson was performed?


  • What was observed while shadowing?


  • What other PD activities were completed?



Steps 2: Analysis


In Step 2 you will briefly describe the activity or item listed above, providing an overview of the item/activity using your professional judgment as it relates to your CEO program.


Step 3: Reflection


In Step 3 you will reflect on how the previous activity or item helped you or your students.


This step should communicate three effects:


  • How did you do on the activity/how were you affected by the activity?


  • How did the students do on the activity/how were the students affected by the activity/information gained?


  • What worked well/what changes would you make?


To view and print a sample of reflective journal writing, click this link: Sample of Reflective Journal Writing

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