Risks and Barriers to Critical Reflection

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Debbie
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One section of the book that really resonated with me was Chapter 11: Negotiating the Risks of Critical Reflection. Brookfield talks about four specific risks:

1) The Imposter Syndrome (feeling you will be revealed as someone who doesn't know what they're doing); 2) Cultural Suicide (being cast off as a "troublemaker"); 3)Lost Innocence (sadness at realizing there are no easy answers); and 4) Roadrunning (being stuck in the place between old ways and new ways of doing things).

All of these risks had meaning for me personally -- did any of them strike a chord with you? What do you do to get over these barriers as a critically reflective teacher?