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I begin to have my students reflect on
the past year by using video journals. Using videos for student
journal responses is a great way to incorporate technology, while also
enforcing 21st century learning. The video journal responses address
various areas included in an infographic (goal setting, SMART Goals,
resolutions, making positive changes, symbolism, etc.). I have students
complete the infographic once they have finished the journal
responses. You can find the Student Reflection- Video Journal Responses
Another activity I use is New Year's Character Reflection Task Cards. This activity requires students to think critically about the
character(s) from a story that have read or are reading, as well as to support their answers with
evidence. The task cards can be used at any time in the year, not just around the holidays. For a free sample of these activities, click here.
How do you reflect and set goals, not only for yourself, but for the classroom, as well?