Reflective activities

Ways of encouraging students to think more clearly about their own thinking, individually or in community

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Annotate the Syllabus
Annotating the syllabus helps learners to read, make sense of, question, and discuss their learning.
Remi Kalir
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Getting Feedback From Students Mid-Semester
"Why the end of the semester is too late to collect actionable feedback from your students."
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Gratitude Journal
Support students’ wellbeing by suggesting a daily or periodic practice of gratitude, promote radical self-compassion.
Maha Bali, Nadine Aboulmagd, Hoda Mostafa, Azza Awwad
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Loglines
A fun, text-based way to warm up or cool down a session or topic.
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Simple Metacognitive Activities
Some simple questions that can help students develop their metacognitive learning skills.
Maha Bali
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Spiral Journal
Promote focus and reflection while allowing individuals to compose responses thoughtfully and calmly in writing.
Maha Bali, Mia Zamora
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Start/Stop/Continue
Use this activity to help students to reflect on what's working for them and how to identify actions that can be taken to make improvements.
Maha Bali
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Theatre of the Oppressed: Image Theatre
To invite students to use their bodies to represent, collaboratively, an image of something that is worth discussing.
Maha Bali, Alex Fink, Tina Pippin, Sarita Shukla
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Thick Greetings
Try out a slower and more deliberate opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves.
Maha Bali, Mia Zamora, Autumm Caines, Laura Gibbs, Rebecca J. Hogue
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Tiny Demons/Drawing Monsters
Help people express and face their fears in a way that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Lyse Edwards
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Two-minute paper
This is a great activity for capturing students' learning, and helping the teacher to understand what students need to know more of, and what they enjoyed in class.
Maha Bali

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