Reflecting Effectively - TESOL Arabia - March 2014 in Dubai, UAE
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Teaching students to reflect is a skill we need to encourage and celebrate. The student voices shared here show clear evidence of reflecting - to varying extents. Our tips can help others to teach......

Teaching students to reflect is a skill we need to encourage and celebrate. The student voices shared here show clear evidence of reflecting - to varying extents. Our tips can help others to teach the practice of 'reflecting effectively.'

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  • 1. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  • 2. “Before I could not looked at my mistakes before I handout the assignment, but now I can fix some before I hand it out.” Fatmah English class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 3. “It was sadly to know that goats eat everything so when people throw plastic bags… they eat it, they might get sick or sadly die.” Amira Ecology class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 4. “It was shocked to me to see where our things go and how our thinks damage our environment. All the people are damaging the environment without knowing that including me!” Moza Ecology class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 5. “…there are things that I can’t control or change even if I want to.” Aisha Nutrition class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 6. “I want to learn more about plants and now I become excited to explain about plants for my family” Maria Ecology class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 7. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  • 8. “Well, honestly I learned a lot on this semester, really I am even amazed of how much work I put in this class!” Moza English class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 9. “When the curiosity takes us to know about something in our life I don’t think I will be boring, I think it is interesting to me.” Maha Ecology class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 10. “Before I used to throw a bottle of water in the sea just to see how far water bottle can go, but now it’s different I know [it is] abuse of the environment” Abrar Ecology class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 11. Haleema English class, Sem 1 “I expected that this semester will be the easiest semester…But I was wrong, it’s the worst semester I never have seen it” V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 12. “I am also no long killing spiders because now I know their importance to get rid of the other insects in my house” Abdulla Ecology class, Sem 3 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 13. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  • 14. “Also I need to change my family’s eating habits…most of our foods have to contain lots of fat…in my family no one care if food is healthy or not as it taste good.” Aisha Nutrition class, Sem 1 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 15. “I need to do more practice for my presentation to improve my skills and I need to remember my information. I was confused when I speech. I look at only one corner.” Zayed Public Speaking, Sem 2 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 16. “im dancing alot, and i need extra rehearsal ,perhaps i were good . but really i have to make extra rehearsal” Ahmed Public Speaking, Sem 2 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 17. “I have learned to use some great tools on the internet that im sure i will need them later on.” Ali English for Computer Users, Sem 3 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 18. “I learned many things that I didn’t know before and I know that the information I got will help me in future for another for another portfolio or e-portfolio.” AbdulAziz English for Computer Users, Sem 3 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 19. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  • 20. “the worst part in the portfolio to me is the reflection which I writing right now that’s because It’s not necessary as I think but I forced to do it cause I need the grades that I will get when I submit it.” Rashed Academic Reading & Writing, Sem 2 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 21. “the best part of creating my eporfolio is i dont have to use paper” Abdulla Academic Reading & Writing, Sem 4 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 22. “It was difficult for me to work on this portfolio, because to be honest when it comes with managing my time I’m a bad, but I really wish that I can fix that habit.” Faisal Academic Reading & Writing, Sem 4 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 23. “The best part when I was creating my profile is after I had finished creating my profile I felt like I achieved something that make me feel happy and feel good about myself.” Humaid Academic Reading & Writing, Sem 4 V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 24. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  • 25. What do you mean by reflect? V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 26. Why Reflect? “Reflection is an invitation to think deeply about our actions so that we may act with more insight and effectiveness in the future.” Northwest Service Academy V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 27. Training students to reflect o Teach the purpose, language and process o Provide time for practice o Respond to students V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 28. Ways to Reflect o Written •paper-based or online reflective journals/learning logs o Spoken •audio and/or video recordings V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 29. “I learned more than what I expected.” V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia Ahmed Public Speaking, Sem 2
  • 30. Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  • 31. Virginia Robson vrobson@hct.ac.ae Sheri Henderson shenderson@hct.ac.ae V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia Our tips are available at: http://tinyurl.com/nboln3j