Reflection: Student Ownership Enter the Blog: Reflective Writing In Science - Section 1: Note to Teacher

 

The blogs have become an important part of my practice for many reasons, among them:

  • Students who blogged consistently saw a marked improvement in their writing ability. 
  • Blogging students saw an increase in their understanding of the material, and through the conversations that ensued because of the blogs, I was able to cover the material more in depth. 
  • Student blogs also helped me become aware of misconceptions and plain errors in what they were thinking or understanding. Because of the blogs, these misconceptions and errors were addressed in a more timely manner.
  • Blogging gave my reluctant participants a voice and status as someone with something to share. 
  • Blogging changed my students' approach to the class. Instead of just being consumers of information, they became reflective authors of scientific content.

  Why Blog?
  Student Ownership: Why Blog?
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Enter the Blog: Reflective Writing In Science

Unit 1: Introduction to 7th Grade Science
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to express their thinking using concrete examples, and develop reflective writing skills.

Big Idea: Reflective writing is a means of turning 'surface' learning into 'deep' learning. It allows students to link ideas, explore their motives and analyze events.

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