Three powerful ways students can reflect on their learning are:
- By asking and answering questions
- Through collaboration (with teachers and other students)
- With feedback
Authentic and purposeful feedback effectively informs reflection. Providing feedback to students and facilitating opportunities for students to provide feedback to one another, gives students information they need to understand where they are and what to do next. Since feedback is best received from peers and those we trust, students sharing ideas with one another provides rich opportunities for them to evaluate the learning process and the quality of their work.
This anchor chart, from Ms. Hoffman‘s fifth grade class, shares student-friendly prompts for compliments, suggestions, and corrections. It is specific for use with student writing but a great starting point for engaging students in dialogue that’s focused on providing feedback.
**This post is in response to “Reflecting Teaching: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers.”