At UWCSEA we are having a mega tri-blog-athon over the next three months to focus on a variety of questions that we feel have been on the back-burner for a while but we want to give some attention to. The classic important, but not urgent questions that you rarely get time to think about. For me, the thing that I really want to reflect on is whether my learning logs are really enabling my students to record their reflective thinking effectively (#reflectioninception)
Over the next three months I plan to delve into a few key questions about reflection in my classroom.
- What do I really want my students to get from their learning logs?
- What do my students think they have learned from their reflection experiences?
- Which timings for reflections have been most significant?
- How can I improve the protocols for reflection to maximise their significance for students?
3 thoughts on “Reflection Inception 1/3”
Kirstie – I really like your emphasis on reflection. I also like the fact that you have written down four questions that will guide the process. I am wondering (as a non math science person) how you will be able to quantify your findings and gather data about what you find out. As a person who struggles with numbers I will totally understand if your method of data collection is observation.
By the way – as I sat in your presentation yesterday I was really hoping that you will be my son’s mentor in two years. Is it too early to request?
I’m working on creating a googleform that will (hopefully!) yield some insightful results but creating the questions is proving to be difficult because it’s complex questions that I want to know the answers to. I might have to do some interviews next week to get some quotes to back up some of the numbers- but I just don’t want to pressure them into saying anything they don’t mean just to make me happy!
Hahaha to the mentor request – that’s the highest compliment a teacher can receive!