Our goal is to have all Curry students participate in this Reflection Activity!

Through the use of Reflection writing we hope that you have a chance to:

-gauge your progress within your individual classes

-determine what works/does not work for you as a student

-make connections of the concepts taught in class to the “real world” or global society

Reflection Template and Work Retrieval Form:

Work Retrieval Form:   IBWorkRetrievalForm

6th and 7th Grade Reflection Template:  ib-student-reflection-

8th Grade Reflection Format: ib-8-grade-reflection-prompts


Why Reflect???


“It seems like a no-brainer: We all reflect on our own experiences and apply that knowledge next time, don’t we?

We might do this in our day-to-day experiences such as learning how to ride a bike or touching a hot stove for the first time, but in education, we don’t use this tool often enough.

Reflection after an experience is a natural part of learning. “What did I do well? What can I do better next time?” By writing down your experiences and reflecting on them, you 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. ”

Excerpts for this page are from Helen Barrett’s White Paper: Researching Electronic Portfolios and Learner Engagement, created initially for The REFLECT Initiative and adapted for a paper published in IRA’s Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, March 2007.

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