Educational Reflection

The Educational Reflection allow students the opportunity to think about their experiences and gather the learning from their experiences. Students explore situations and think about “the learning” that they got from their experiences. Through reflection, students explore problems and solutions encountered during their work, and connect their experiences to their learning goals. Reflections are an important part of the feedback loop between the student and their teacher. Therefore, sharing the learning with the teacher in a timely manner, allows the teacher to offer formative guidance through timely responses to the reflection. This feedback is an important part of student learning.

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Reflection Rubric
Beginning
1 pts
Progressing
2 pts
Proficient
3 pts
Exemplary
4 pts

Outcome 1

Beginning
The student identifies a basic understanding of the discussion topic.
Progressing
The student occasionally makes reference to understanding of the discussion topic and why it was given.
Proficient
The student regularly refers to their understanding of the discussion topic and outlines next steps in pushing their work forward.
Exemplary
The student regularly refers to their understanding of the discussion topic, outlines next steps in pushing their work forward and evaluates how they will use their understanding to, is able to make adjustments to their work in future revisions.

Outcome 2

Beginning
Student reflects on experiences, however connections to learning goals are not made.
Progressing
Student reflects on experiences and makes a connection to a learning goal
Proficient
Reflections include analyzing the connections between specific experiences and learning goal(s).
Exemplary
Reflections include an analysis of the connections between experiences and learning goals and predicts future behaviors/decisions based on their analysis (“Next time,…”).

Outcome 3

Beginning
Student Learning Outcomes not mentioned.
Progressing
At least one Student Learning Outcome mentioned.
Proficient
Reflection addresses at least one student learning outcome that is somewhat supported by the rest of the reflection.
Exemplary
Reflection addresses one or more Student Learning Outcomes supported by the rest of the reflection.

Outcome 4

Beginning
Demonstrates a lack of control over language including vocabulary, and grammar. Reflection is not in an organized structure. Errors disrupt the flow of communication.
Progressing
Demonstrates inconsistent control of language including vocabulary, and grammar. Organization of the reflection’s structure may or may not be evident. Errors detract from communication.
Proficient
Demonstrates control of language including vocabulary, and grammar within an organized structure. Errors do not interfere with communication.
Exemplary
Demonstrates control of language including vocabulary, and grammar within an organized structure. Few if any errors. Intention of thought is clearly communicated.

Outcome 5

Beginning
Reflection show no thoughtfulness.
Reflection has no details.
Reflection is incomplete.
Progressing
Reflection shows little thoughtfulness.
Reflection has few details and/or examples.
Most parts of the reflection are complete.
Proficient
Reflection shows some thoughtfulness. Reflection has some supporting details and/or examples.
All parts of the reflection are complete.
Exemplary
Reflection is fluent and shows thorough thoughtfulness. It has supporting details and/or examples. All parts of the reflection are complete and well written.