Take time to reflect…

IMG_1276How often do we ask students to reflect on something they’ve just finished?

How often are we happy with the responses?

One of the misconceptions I’ve laboured under is that reflections have to take place as quickly as possible after something has happened.

A debrief of important learning engagements is important to set the scene for learning.

But if we really want students to think about their experience, sometimes we need to give them to mull over the events in their head and make their own connections of what went well for them and things they need to do better next time.

A bit of distance, can help children gain perspective that might otherwise be lost when emotions are running high.

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