Self-Evaluation

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  1. math_teacher

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    I encourage my students to reflect on their actions and study habits throughout the year. I also encourage them to periodically set goals for themselves. I see this as a life skill and take it seriously.

    In the past I have had them write up (<1pg) a mini-essay on their goals and how successfully they are meeting them, and how they view their participation/effort in class.

    I like the assignment because not only does it get them to be reflective, but it lets me see a different side of them through writing.

    I'm looking for some fresh ideas. Does anyone else have a similar assignment in their class?
     
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    I don't, but I do like yours.
     
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    How specific is your assignment? Are they to write about their goals in your class or in school or in life in general?
     
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    My assignment is geared for my class rather than "life"...however I discuss with the students that being reflective is a life skill....
     
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    I have my students keep a journal and write an entry every day. It should reflect specifically what was done and learned in class, as well as a personal reflection of any difficulties or "tricks" they got to help them in class.
    Since my warm-ups are done in the journals as well, class can begin with specific questions from the previous day's journal.

    It basically serves 2 purposes: gets students to put the class concepts in their own words so they are internalizing, and gives me an indication of where I may not have been as clear in my instruction as I thought.

    Works very well for Physics.
     
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    How often do you read them....daily?
     
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    Since we start class with questions from journals pertaining to the previous class, I don't read every day, usually every 2 weeks and have staggered class collections so I am not overwhelmed with over 100 journals at a time. I am collecting all tomorrow, since parent teacher conferences are next week.
     

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