The last two decades have seen substantial growth in the use of reflection, not only in classrooms from elementary education but also in colleges and universities.
Dewey is generally pointed to as the scholar who first stressed the importance of reflection for learning.
Effective teachers are those who constantly reflect on their teaching.
Reflecting after a lesson makes them aware of their successes and failures, of their strengths and shortcomings. This allows teachers to assess and adjust their teaching. Because reflection can help teachers become better educators.
And a good educator organizes reflection in the classroom,
The work of children should be regularly evaluated. But if the teacher teaches kids how to reflect, then they become owners of their learning process.