Reflective Teaching Day #19 – Student Reflection

Day 19:  @TeachThough  30 Day Reflective Teaching Challenge  

Name three powerful ways students can reflect on their learning, then discuss closely the one you use most often.

Student reflection is a key part of learning, maybe one of the most important parts of the process. Ways students can reflect:

1. Student Blogging or learning journals where students reflect on what and how they learned.

2, Learning Portfolios- Showing student growth from start of year to end of year. Year to year

3. Learning dialogues – Class discussions about how and what is learned.

ALL three are very powerful!

I use learning dialogues most in my classroom right now. After learning, we dedicate class time to discuss how we learn the content. What was easy, what was hard, how we connected to the content, how we can use the knowledge moving forward and why it is important to know. This is valuable for students for they see others strengths and struggles. Often the discussions leads to sharing about how the most recently learning process was different or similar to the last. This has helped promote a growth mindset in my classroom. Students realize that they all have different strengths and weaknesses.