Goal reflections give students a chance to stop, think about and reflect on a recently completed period of work or unit. They are questions that encourage students to think closely about their performance during that time, and evaluate that performance relative to their set goals. This in turn informs students’ future goals as they can base new goals on how they went previously.
As with all post activity reflection, goal reflections improve the quality of students’ ‘thinking and learning’. Focusing on how students’ achieved or completed their work helps them own the process as their own.
Reflecting on a students’ successes and celebrating the progress made reinforces the importance of effort and recognizes improvements.
Ask students to reflect on the goals they have set and compare those to how they have gone in the class. This encourages students to not only reflect on their process, but consider how it might be improved the next time.