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Teaching Students How to Be Reflective Practitioners

Reflecting on one’s learning before, during, and after learning activities.
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Teaching Students How to Be Reflective Practitioners
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    Learning Through Reflection

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    Shannon Meyer says:
    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.
  • Shannon Meyer says:
    This is a great resource via BloomBoard that offers some creative ways to have kids think about how they engage material.
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    Shannon Meyer says:
    While somewhat simple, this "thinking notes" strategy is easily applied and modified at various grade levels; it's a great starting place for thinking about our thinking!
  • Shannon Meyer says:
    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.
  • Shannon Meyer says:
    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.
  • chronicle.com
    chronicle.com

    Metacognition and Student Learning

    10 minute read
    Shannon Meyer says:
    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.
  • Shannon Meyer says:
    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.
  • Shannon Meyer says:
    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.
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