Reflection: Lesson Planning Reflective Letter Part 2 - Section 2: Independent Work


I've learned over the years that the end of the year letter is a personal assignment that must be kept between me and each student. I do not ask students to share or discuss in today's lesson because I want the assignment to be private, furthermore, I do not want them to influence one another.  After years of using this task, I've found that the feedback I get is more rich if I allow students to keep it between us.

Additionally, this is the last day I will see students as a class.  Years of experience tell me to focus on finishing or something will creep up to derail things.  Example - several students are out today for a field trip and end of the year obligations.  Finishing is important, not only for me, but also for my students.  If I don't value their opinions enough to see them turned in, what does that tell them?

  Why focus on finishing?
  Lesson Planning: Why focus on finishing?
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Reflective Letter Part 2

Unit 13: Year-End Review: Putting it all Together
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze their growth over the school year and write a letter to me reflecting their findings and thoughts in response to my final letter .

Big Idea: Looking back one last time. Then, looking forward to an "awesome" summer.

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