Reflection, especially critical reflection, requires deep connection with the inner self. This can be difficult to achieve after long periods of blockage caused by the repetitiveness and intensity of daily events. To achieve connection with your deeper self requires a quietness of mind, self-honesty, and at least brief escapes from what can be the unsystematic clutter of our lives. It can only be brought about by practice and a sincere desire to know ourselves and our potentialities.
Select Page Teaching Tools: Reflection Learning styles reflection an experience is a natural part of learning. What can I do better next time?
By writing down their experiences and reflecting on them, students move from the more abstract world of "Yeah, I would like to do better on my next test," to the more concrete world of goal setting. As teachers we want students to reflect on what they learned, analyze why they made the mistakes that they made, and make the appropriate adjustments next time.
We assume that this is an inherent ability in all of us and that students do this regularly: Another problem is how we as teachers present reflection as a tool to our students.
But to be effective, reflective practices should be accompanied with goal setting. Teachers can convey the importance and purpose of reflection formal learning. How much time do you give yourself to study? Where do you study best, in a quiet room?
Do you have a space in which you can study? How long can you concentrate on a difficult subject before you need to take a break? Next, have students think about content. How you study for a math test vs.
Does the test require rote memorization or a demonstration of a skill? Can you break down the test into skill questions vs. Which kind did you have the most trouble with? Did the test require you to formulate an analysis? Or make an inference? Last, have students think about what method of learning works best for them.
Are they visual, kinesthetic, or auditory learners? Help them to think of ways to use their strengths and learning styles to their advantage. Flash cards may work best for some students, while rhymes or other mnemonic devices may work better for others.
Students who need to memorize long passages or scripts might do well in recording themselves and listening to it multiple times.
Putting these thoughts on paper is key. They can easily come back to their journals, review, reflect, and make adjustments for next time. Encourage your students to reflect often and effectively in their journey to become life-long learners.
Bret Thayer is a teacher with 15 years of classroom experience and is passionate about helping other teachers and students reach their highest potential…he also enjoys the Zen of fly fishing, cooking, and playing acoustic guitar.
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Strategic Plan. Strategic Planning: Deliverables. Tips for Proposed System Design. Overall and Individual Project Management Plans. 1. ACTIVE vs. REFLECTIVE LEARNERS: Active learners tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it–discussing or applying it or explaining it to others.
Reflective learners prefer to think about it quietly. Active learners tend to like group work more than reflective learners, who prefer working alone. While learning French, this style really did help me a lot in learning the diction of French.
I like to distinguish small differences in order to utilize them correctly in words and phrases. In part eight, a deductive learning method seemed to be favored.
This means that I like to go from general to specific.
LEARNING STYLES AND STRATEGIES. Richard M. Felder Hoechst Celanese Professor of Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University Barbara A. Soloman. Kolb's Learning Styles and Experiential Learning Model.
Note: While you can start at any of the major themes listed to the left of this screen, you should read the Introduction to get a background of learning styles.. While VAK may have popularized learning styles, David Kolb, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University, is credited with launching the learning.
Reflection, especially critical reflection, requires deep connection with the inner self. This can be difficult to achieve after long periods of blockage caused by the repetitiveness and intensity of daily events.