“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.” – Baltasar Gracian
Self-reflection is what teachers do every day. How did that lesson go, did the students learn today, etc., the list could go on and on. But as we wind down the 2018-2019 school year, it is always good practice to self-reflect and take a pulse on how the entire school year turned out. It is not only important for teachers to self-reflect, but it would be meaningful too to have your students do the same. Remember one important aspect of personalized learning is the reflection piece.
Listed here are a few teacher reflection questions to ponder:
- What does the student data reveal about their growth this school year?
- What changes, if any, would need to be made to improve student performance?
- Finish the sentence — The students really responded to . . .
- How has your thinking grown or changed this school year?
- Don’t forget to celebrate all your accomplishments — list them here:
Next, have the students self-reflect on their school year.
- What is something you accomplished this school year that you are proud of?
- What was the most challenging part of this school year for you?
- If you could change one thing that happened this school year, what would that be?
- Was there something you or your teacher could have done to make this school year better?
- If you were given the opportunity to write a letter to next year’s students, what advice would you give to them?
Once they have completed their self-reflection, have the students take the time and go in an update their learner profile.
If you have the opportunity, take the time for you and your students to reflect on these questions, it will definitely be a learning experience for all.