What if we empowered every student to take ownership and leadership for his or her learning?
What would that look like?
By shifting the locus of responsibility from teachers to learners the students’ natural drive to explore, experiment and discover is reignited. Reflection is both a natural consequence and natural proponent of the learning process.
The student S.M.A.R.T. Goal process is, by its very nature, a reflective practice. Data sources are examined at each step of the process to inform goal-setting, the selection and impact of strategies used to achieve the goal and, ultimately, the efficacy of the goal itself.
There are a variety of tools that teachers and students can use to develop reflective habits and to institutionalize the practice of reflection in the classroom. In an attachment at the end of this post, we share a downloadable list of simple tools and methods that can be integrated into any classroom with little or no training required. Note that each serves a specific purpose and is not age specific. That means that these reflective tools can be used by students at any level as well as by the adults in the system.
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