Reflection is one of those words that draws the mind a variety of things, from the Disney song to mirror selfies. But when we consider how reflection can impact our lives, and when we start really delving into self-reflection and identifying our path to make reflection meaningful, we can actually achieve something.
Right this moment, stop what you are thinking about other than what you’re reading and consider the most recent decision you made. It could be anything, and it may seem insignificant. Then, take a moment to reflect on the impact of this decision in the small and large picture. Was that second cup of coffee a decision that could actually make a huge difference? How big of a deal is it that you were late this morning to work?
The fact is, self-reflection is about decisions. It’s about looking at past occurrences and making connections between what you’ve done and what you’re doing. The idea is to create a mental environment where you can then use prior knowledge to learn and grow, because hey, that’s really what it’s all about, right?
The students are currently working with real life plans and projects to create representations of something in their life they need to reflect on. I know it sounds vague, but in actuality it’s going to be everything self-reflection should be: personal, creative, and meaningful to them.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to share some of our works on here, with the online community once they are finished and our students present. I can’t wait to share our reflections with you!
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