Take some time to sit with the attached worksheet titled ‘reflection: comp debrief.’ Get comfortable, grab a pen, and follow the prompts to help guide you through exploring your relationship to COMP after a year of teaching and learning.
Reflection Activity #1 (20 min-1hr): Recovering Texts We Love
What are some of the most powerful and impactful texts (from the “rabbinic” era- define that however you’d like to!) that you have learned?
Make a list of 5-10 (if you can)
Go back to them (whether online or in a book somewhere). What was it like to learn each of these texts? How did I come across this text (who taught it to you, did you find it for yourself, etc.)? What do I love about or what am I drawn to about this text?
Once you’ve compiled your list, take a look at the whole list and consider: what do you notice about the full list of texts? Do these texts have anything in common?
✨ Go deeper: Compile your texts and notes into a document & begin to gather and list other sources – What articles, books, etc. have been most impactful in your learning?
✨ Share [in the WhatsApp group]: What, if any, were the common threads among the texts that came to mind? What was it like to do this reflection?
Today we encourage you to take a page from Chloe’s book (from their share-a-practice) and write a love letter [to yourself & your chevruta!]! Use the enclosed card and envelope to spend time writing a blessing, a letter, a note of gratitude to your chevruta. You’ll read these notes to your chevruta at our graduation, and then you can use the stamped envelope to send your card to them.