About Reflection

Although reflection is often the first thing to go when teachers run out of time on a project or a unit, activities that prompt students to look back at what they’ve learned and accomplished isn’t just busywork or an unnecessary step, educational experts say. In fact, encouraging students to pause and think about what they’re learning and why it’s relevant to their lives is a critical piece, according to Katie Charner-Laird, a principal at Lincoln-Eliot School, in Newton, Massachusetts. She is the coauthor of the book Cultivating Student Reflection, which describes reflection as “the mind’s strongest glue” for making the connections essential to understanding, regardless of the subject matter.

via High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick | Edutopia.

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