Documentation and Reflection Prompts


PLANS

I / We want to know...
I / We want to learn...
I / We think...
My/Our goals for this project are...
I / We don't understand...
Here are some questions I / We have...
I / We am/are having difficulty with...
Here are the parts I / We am/are breaking my/our project into...
The steps I / We plan to follow are...
I / We can think of different ways to solve this task...
What strategies will be useful?
What I/we need to do next is ...
The "achievement" I am/we are setting is ...
  • I/we will know we have succeeded when ...

REFLECTIONS

"We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." John Dewey

- What did you learn about your topic/tool?
  • - What did you learn about yourself?
    • - What did you learn about learning?

Today I/we had "hard fun" when ...
This week I/we took the proper time for the job when ...
One example of a FAILure we had was ...
One big/important question I/we answered today was ... I/we answered it by ...
This week I/we had a breakthrough when ...
One way I/we showed resourcefulness was ...
One way I/we showed resilience was ...
One way I/we connected/collaborated with others was ...
One way I/we demonstrated "self-monitoring" was ...
My/our achievement was affected by ... This caused ...
What connections did you make? or I/we made a connection today ...
One way I/we we were strategic was ... or One example where I/we thought ahead was ...
One example of me/us managing our time well was ...
One way I/we received feedback today was ... That feedback showed us that I/we ...
One way I/we helped someone else today was ...
I/We learned...
How do you know you learned it?
What helped your learning?
What skills did you use that you already had?
Things I / We want to learn are... (phrase as questions)
What got in the way of your learning?
What surprised you?
What if I/we ...
I/We think...
What did you learn that you can apply to future projects?
How did you deviate from your plan? Why did you make that change?
Describe your progress towards your goals
I/We have changed my/our plan...
I/We didn't get as far as I/we planned because...
I/We were efficient/inefficient because ...
I/We were effective/ineffective because ...
I/We got further than I/we had planned because...
The steps I/we did first were...
My/Our next step will be...
One way we might solve this problem ...
We don't understand ...
We want to know ...
  • One thing I/we am/are curious about after today is ...
We are having difficulty with ... One way we might try to solve it is ...
One frustration I/we had was ... One way I/we dealt with it was ...
One unexpected thing that happened this week was ...
I/we keep making the same mistake. This might be because ...
Next time we would …
If we had a do over ...
A different way to accomplish my/our task would be ...
If we had another day/week/month ...
What is relevant and irrelevant? Important and unimportant?
How did I/we feel?
What breakthrough(s) did you have?
How could I/we make it better? More interesting?
What patterns did you experience/see?
Where could I use this again?
Why was this project meaningful to me/us?
I/we demonstrated character by ...
What does this help you do that’s important?
Did I do an effective job of communicating my learning to others? How do I know that?
Why is what I am learning important/useful?
Where could I/we use the skills/knowledge again?
What was fun? What did I/we enjoy?
In what ways do you think you could improve?
What was easiest? Most challenging? Why?
What resources did you use? Which were most helpful? How were they helpful?
If you were __, what comments would you make about yourself?
What about your thinking, learning, or work today brought you the most satisfaction? Why?
When were you the most creative? Why do you think that is?
I/we ended our project without completing it because ... This is a thoughtful idea because ...
What skills/knowledge can you take from your project to use in your life outside of class?

PEER RESPONSE

I / We agree with you because ...
My thoughts are different from yours...
A reference to check is...
I / We think...
It seems to me...
Have you considered...
Maybe...
It is unclear...
Another explanation
I / We don't understand...
You need to...
Here are some questions we have …
This is a lot like …
You could use techniques/skills from …
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WORDS

agree
analyze
apply
assess
believe
because
conclude
compare
conclude
connect
consequently
consider
construct
critique
decide
describe
develop
differentiate
discovered
discuss
edit
explain
feel
figured
finding
focused
forget
generalize
guess
hope
hypothesize
intentional
if...then
intend
in that case
investigate
know
make
notice
observe
otherwise
persevere
plan
predict
prefer
prioritize
prove
realize
recognize
remember
responsible
review
revise
self-efficacy (vs learned helplessness)
sequence
serendipity
since
so
study
struggle
suggest
summarize
synthesize
that's how
that's why
therefore
think
try
understand
until
wish
wonder

connection
efficient
pattern
persistence
preference
progress
resilience
resourcefullness
strength
weakness
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