Morgan Jacobs

Time to Think: Finding Balance through Creative Reflection


Research shows that reflection is the most important part of learning; yet we often rush the reflective process in our classrooms and rarely make time for our own personal reflection. In this workshop we will explore a variety of creative ways to reflect and process. We will use writing and art to visualize and summarize our own learning.

During this workshop, I will share some of the ways that I have found to be more mindful in my own art, personal growth, and teaching, and how those have shaped the classroom that I have today. My students will share their responses to why the art room is a sanctuary and why time to simply “relax” or “create” is so important. We will be using a variety of apps and devices to help us on our journey, and at the end, you will leave with something tangible that you made to remind you of how important it is to be more present in the moment.

Possible Outcomes
  • You will leave with new tools, apps, and techniques for note taking, journaling, creating, and reflection.
  • You will create a piece of reflective art.
  • You will have discussions about Reflection and Balance in your own classroom.
  • You will understand more about your own learning style in order to better teach the multiple learning styles in your classroom.
  • You will see how important it is to take time to reflect and make time to create.
Intended Audience

All administrators and teachers of all subjects and grade levels will benefit from the methods we will use to reflect and visually process.

About Morgan

I am a passionate art teacher, artist, mom, third culture kid, and life-long learner. This is my seventh year teaching art at the International School Manila and my sixteenth year teaching art. Since my first L2 Conference in 2012, I have found a rekindled love of photography, technology, visual literacy, and digital citizenship. I am an avid sharer and collaborator who knows that my students are my greatest teachers.

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