Well here we are at another end to the school year. Another year has passed and your time with your students is coming to a close. This is a fantastic time to help your students to reflect on their year and to think about all the different experiences they’ve had, learning they’ve acquired, and skills they’ve honed and developed. Reflection gives students an opportunity to think through the year and it’s a great way to bring their thoughts together and bring closure to the school year.
Here are 8 questions you can ask your students. These questions can be easily adjusted to suit the specific age/stage of your students.
- What were your most memorable experiences this year?
- What was your favourite event/excursion/field trip/performance this year?
- Write down 5 interesting things you’ve learned this year.
- What lesson did you enjoy the most?
- In what area do you feel you have improved the most?
- What is the piece of work you have done this year?
- What are you most proud of this year?
- What have you learned about yourself this year?
- What’s one thing you would like to do differently this year?
- What’s one good thing that happened this year that you didn’t expect?
Students can present their reflections in whatever way you choose – present a one minute talk, draw a picture, make a slide show on the computer etc. Whatever way you choose, this reflection process is a enjoyable and important consolidation process for your students. You’ll notice how much they get out of taking some time to review their year.
Enjoy the journey,
And more importantly,
Enjoy the moments.
P.S. Next week, I will be giving you 5 questions YOU can ask to reflect on your year. Stay tuned.