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LESSON: Reflection


Social-Emotional Learning All Ages Strategy


Flexible Thinking

LESSON: Reflection

All students, particularly those with weaker flexible thinking

Teach It!

  1. Objective: Students will learn how to reflect and adapt when they are unlikely to meet their goals as originally planned
  2. Teacher Takeaways: Helping students to evaluate the process as well as the outcome will make the learning process more enjoyable and less stressful. Self-awareness develops over time. Some students might be less self-aware or have more difficulty taking feedback than others. Adapt your feedback based on the student's personality and maturity on these skills.
  3. Instruction/Activities: a)Teacher-led discussion: What is Reflection and Why Is It Important? b)Student Activity: Assignment Wrapper c) Student Activity: Interim Reflection d) Student Activity: Track Progress e) Coaching: Daily Reflectionf) Coaching: Model Reflection and Use Shout-Outs
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Why It Works (the Science Of Learning)!

Reflection is an essential part of the goal setting and learning process, and yet it is often forgotten or left out. Creating explicit opportunity for reflection and a defined approach will ensure that students learn from mistakes and grow from them. Excerpted from the book The Empowered Student available from CAST Professional Publishing, the leaders in UDL.