Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson
TESOL Arabia Conference
“Before I could not looked at my
mistakes before I handout the
assignment, but now I can fix some
before I hand it out.”
F...
“It was sadly to know that goats eat
everything so when people throw
plastic bags… they eat it, they might
get sick or sad...
“It was shocked to me to see where
our things go and how our thinks
damage our environment. All the
people are damaging th...
“…there are things that I
can’t control or change even
if I want to.”
Aisha
Nutrition class, Sem 1
V. Robson & S. Henderso...
“I want to learn more about plants
and now I become excited to explain
about plants for my family”
Maria
Ecology class, Se...
Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson
TESOL Arabia Conference
“Well, honestly I learned a lot
on this semester, really I am
even amazed of how much
work I put in this class!”
Moza
Engl...
“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...
“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 kno...
Haleema
English class, Sem 1
“I expected that this semester will be
the easiest semester…But I was
wrong, it’s the worst s...
“I am also no long killing spiders
because now I know their
importance to get rid of the other
insects in my house”
Abdull...
Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson
TESOL Arabia Conference
“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...
“I need to do more practice for my
presentation to improve my skills and I
need to remember my information. I
was confused...
“im dancing alot, and i need extra
rehearsal ,perhaps i were good .
but really i have to make extra
rehearsal”
Ahmed
Publi...
“I have learned to use some great
tools on the internet that im sure i
will need them later on.”
Ali
English for Computer ...
“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 ...
Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson
TESOL Arabia Conference
“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 ...
“the best part of creating
my eporfolio is i dont have
to use paper”
Abdulla
Academic Reading & Writing, Sem 4
V. Robson &...
“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, bu...
“The best part when I was creating
my profile is after I had finished
creating my profile I felt like I
achieved something...
Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson
TESOL Arabia Conference
What do you
mean by reflect?
V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
Why Reflect?
“Reflection is an invitation to think deeply
about our actions so that we may act with
more insight and effec...
Training students
to reflect
o Teach the purpose,
language and process
o Provide time for practice
o Respond to students
V...
Ways to Reflect
o Written
•paper-based or online reflective
journals/learning logs
o Spoken
•audio and/or video recordings...
“I learned more than
what I expected.”
V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
Ahmed
Public Speaking, Sem 2
Follow effective action with
quiet reflection. From the
quiet reflection will come even
more effective action.
Peter Druck...
Virginia Robson
vrobson@hct.ac.ae
Sheri Henderson
shenderson@hct.ac.ae
V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabi...
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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 the practice of 'reflecting effectively.'

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Reflecting Effectively - TESOL Arabia - March 2014 in Dubai, UAE

  1. 1. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  20. 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. 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. 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. 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. 24. Virginia Robson and Sheri Henderson TESOL Arabia Conference
  25. 25. What do you mean by reflect? V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia
  26. 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. 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. 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. 29. “I learned more than what I expected.” V. Robson & S. Henderson, 14 March 2014 TESOL Arabia Ahmed Public Speaking, Sem 2
  30. 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. 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
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