Without the development of the power of reflection we have very little.
A while ago, I shared a teaching model that I was working on with a friend. He suggested that I might want to "upgrade reflection". Throughout my teaching career I have always felt I have not provided sufficient opportunities for students to reflect. I started the year by upgrading reflection, but it has slipped in recent weeks. Today, I decided to bring reflection back to the fore.
To this end, I asked students to create a set of worked examples after working on a range of tasks:
It is my conjecture that these examples are more 'meaningful' to this student, having 'struggled' with them, before reaching a solution.
Next to each example, I wrote a brief note about why I had chosen it (see caption):