“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”
― John Dewey
Reflections can have a profound impact on student learning. It helps them process not only the information they learned, but information about themselves. It can be a powerful tool to help students overcome fears and boost their confidence, inside and out of the classroom.
At STEM, students are given a choice as to their reflections. They may type a note in Seesaw. Using Adobe Spark Video, they could produce a voice reflection that is highlighted with pictures, text, and music. If the students don’t like writing or talking, they have the option of producing a Sketchnote of their day.
The students retire to a “cave” like setting, where they can quietly think about their day and are given sufficient time to produce their reflections.