“Follow effective action with reflection. From the reflection will come even more effective action.”
Wow! Another school is coming to a close! This is an excellent time to get your students to reflect on their year and the many and varied experiences they’ve had. Reflection allows students to think over the year and remember the moments that have really stood out to them. It is a great way of bringing their thoughts together and helps to bring some closure to their year. Here are some questions you can ask to start the reflection process with your students:
– What are the ‘fun’ memories you have of this year?
– What was your favourite event/excursion/special performance this year?
– Write down some interesting things you’ve learnt this year.
– What lesson did you enjoy the most?
– Name a new friend you have made this year.
– In what area do you feel you have improved the most?
– What is the best piece of work you have done this year?
– What are you most proud of this year?
– What have you learnt about yourself this year?
Students can present their reflections in a variety of ways – make a poster, create a 1 minute talk, draw a picture, make a slide show on the computer, or put together a whole class summary report.
You will find that this is an enjoyable and consolidating process for your students (and you will enjoy it too!) It’s amazing what you’ll discover as you hear your students’ reflections.
Enjoy the journey,
And more importantly,
Enjoy the moments.