Friday, October 30, 2009


No not the kind you see in the mirror! I have spent quite a bit of time with the children who have not been making reflections on their goals for their ePort Folios the last couple of weeks. It made me realise that I didn't do a very good job at the beginnng of the year because these children didn't know how to write reflections!
We sat down and had a lot of discussion about what we could write. Using the templates that we got from AS the children were able to write what they had done but they were still having difficulity with what NEXT! More discussion and trying to get them to relate it back to their initial goal was a mission. But some children have got it and now hopefully there will be a ripple effect in my room.
Goal for myself next year: spend quite a bit of time on reflective writing and next steps!


  1. Woo hoo - two postings in three days and no mention of iCal reminders? Don't be too hard on yourself. Getting children to do deep reflections is a very long process - it's still hard for most adults! I think the trick is giving them plenty of opportunities and feedback but we all still have so much to learn in this area ...

  2. It will be so interesting to see how your kids that started in year 0/1 doing e-reflections go when they get to you and beyond and hopefully they will build on prior knowledge/experience?!