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Maha Bali

Maha Bali

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.

ACTIVITY PURPOSE

Encourage students to look at what’s working and what can be changed in a constructive manner that can lead to action.

USEFUL FOR

Can be used for student self-reflection on their own practices OR for reflecting on the course OR for giving peer feedback.

PREPARATION

None.

INSTRUCTIONS

Choose a prompt such as:

  • At the beginning or middle of the semester: What would you continue, start, stop doing this semester in order to be successful in your courses?
  • In the middle of the semester: What should I (the teacher) continue, start, and stop doing this semester in order to make this course a good learning experience for you?
  • After learning about something related to course content (e.g. about how to improve digital security, or about bias/othering), encourage student reflection on their own practices beyond theory: what would you stop, start and continue doing in your own life/profession after learning this?

DURATION

This can be done in 5 or 10 minutes during class, or as a longer reflective assignment. It can be done individually at first and then in small groups.

ADAPTATIONS AND EXAMPLES

If you want students to see each other’s, you can ask them to work on Google docs or Google slides. You can let each person have their own space, or you can have a table separately for each question and be able to see the things under each category together and discuss them. After individual thinking, students can work together in small groups, or they can discuss as a whole class If you don’t necessarily want students to see each other’s, you can use something like Google forms or some other polling tool and then you can choose to share out or not.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Google docs or slides or forms helpful.

USEFUL RESOURCES

N/A

ABOUT

  • Educator prep: None
  • Student prep: None
  • Synchronous , Asynchronous
  • On-screen annotation, Cameras off option
  • Duration: 5-30 mins

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