"Questions to Guide a Reflective Conversation on Learning" (post) lists useful questions for self-assessment after a lesson/class and includes an infographic listing "Four Ways We Learn," which provides a practical framework for structuring productive in-class activities, assignments, etc.
A. Questions for Post-Class Self-Assessment
1. Basic Self-Assessment Questions
- "How do you think the lesson or activity went?"
- "What would you have done differently?"
- "How do you know your [students] learned?"
"Where was the level of thinking?"
"How did [students] apply their thinking in relevant and meaningful ways?"
"How did you push all [sudents] regardless of where they were?"
"What role did technology have in the process?"
"What accountability structures were put in place?"
"What do you think your [students] thought of the lesson?"
2. For more tools for self-assessment of teaching, see also the following:
- "Self-Assessment of Teaching: An Interrogative Approach" (question-based)
- "Teaching 21st Century (Soft) Skills: An Interrogative Assessment" (question-based)
B. "Four Ways We Learn"
1. Challenging Experiences
- "Work that stretches"
- "Learning in the context"
- "Most of the learning is under the waterline."
2. Opportunities to Practice
- "Practice feeds high performance."
3. Creative Conversations
- "Our world is others."
- "Conversation is the lubrication of learning and development."
4. Time for Reflection
- "Experience + Reflection = Learning that lasts"
- "Reflect in the workflow (with others) and away from work (individual reflection)"
C. Infographic: "Four Ways We Learn"