In an earlier post I shared about my plans for developing authentic reflective learners who move towards taking ownership of their learning.
At first my students’ reflections were quite simplistic and focused on their behaviour, which was relevant but I wanted them to go deeper. We have now been through the “River of Learning” reflective process three times. Bearing in mind that reflection happens on an ongoing basis for my learners, the students’ weekly reflections now show greater insight into their efforts to be reflective and to take ownership of their learning.
The weekly “River of Learning” reflective process is being owned more by them too. They ask to do it and most don’t need me to support them anymore. They are engaged and the sharing is purposeful and sincere.
I love reading their reflections and their goals. I am so excited for my students and for myself. I am learning to let go and they are learning to take ownership.