To echo this month’s Dear CWCAB on tutor training, this month, we present you Dr. Bonnie Devet’s article Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle for Writing Center Training published on WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship in May/June 2020 edition. The use of Gibb’s reflective cycle can help writing tutors learn from their past experience and prepare them to better deal with similar situations in the future.

Click here to read “Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle for Writing Center Training”.

Here’s an update from Dr. Bonnie Devet on March 2, 2022:

“Two years after publication, the article still has ‘legs’. Its process for reflecting and being mindful is especially useful today under pandemic and Zoom conditions for conducting consultations with clients. Consultants need, more than ever, a systematic method to learn from sessions, especially on-line consultations.  Another value of the article is that it shows the global reach of writing center work. The article is based on principles used in the United Kingdom, from which I learned about the Gibbs’ Cycle initially. Centers around the world can, indeed, help each other. “

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