Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Making a Reflection Portfolio

Teachers often make portfolios of student work, but what about students creating their own?  Teaching Mahollitz is a great elementary classroom blog.  The teacher emphasized reflection in her classroom, a practice of any good teacher.  In their self-reflection, she asked students to compile their own work in a portfolio.  They got a choice as to what assignments displayed their best work, and described what they learned in each example.

Look at the example of what the teacher calls “fancy portfolios.”  I like that the student was asked to explain how they benefitted from each assignment.  It's a good way for students to have choice in the classroom and self-assess their learning.

image:  Microsoft

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