Monday, November 22, 2010


Reflection is the most critical step in the service learning cycle (and in good teaching).  It is an often-overlooked step as we rush to cover standards and take tests.  However, it's so vital to slow down and consider the impact of our actions, the learning experiences, and the collaboration.  It's the act of reflecting that lets our students (and us) digest what has been accomplished and learned.  We can evaluate the good and the bad, the valuable and the inconsequential.

Take time to reflect throughout your entire service learning project.  Your students will be able to own and articulate their learning and pinpoint personal growth.

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