Just like teachers, students also need to reflect on their learning. This resource is a chapter from "Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind" and focuses on setting the tone in your classroom for reflection as well as strategies to implement.
Reflecting on your practice involves risk-taking. In a high-stakes, performance-based, test-taking era, this can be a tough shift for students. Setting up your classroom for success can be done with a few practical tips from this article. Take a look at the sentence-stems and key questions for ideas on the way you lead discussions on reflection.
Reflection is really driven by one's desire to examine themselves...and this involves vulnerability. This TED talk discusses the science of vulnerability and might be a great way to kick-off a reflection practice activity, or series of activities.
This article is a little long, but it gets at some powerful ideas regarding metacognition. It could be interesting to watch the first episode of American Idol and have students analyze why certain participants feel that they are quite talented, while the rest of us see it otherwise. How might that person get better at practicing reflection? Such questions as 'At what point is excellence relative?' could be a fun warm-up before reviewing rubrics and reflecting on student work.
This printable 4-step guide would be easy to implement with students! Before launching a big project have students look at the questions in sections 1-3. As you continue have them revisit the questions in sections 3 and 4.
This is a simple definition and before/during/after question guide for students. It aligns nicely with the submission requirements for this micro-credential and is student-friendly. I think it's a great starting point.