The Reflection Journal

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of Every Learner

As students journal, ReflEQ systematically documents evidence of important meta-skills. Engage students at the heart of their learning. Catalyze insight, imagination and inquiry.

The REFLEQ Learner Profile
SELF-DIRECTED
Deploy executive function to pursue and attain goals.

Self-directed learning: Set realistic personal goals, plan, self-monitor, shift direction incrementally, redirect path...

MINDSET
Be open to continuous learning and improvement.

Self-efficacy and motivation: Take intellectual risks, self-motivate, persist, embrace tough challenges with resilience, seek help actively, ask questions...

SOCIAL
Engage in interpersonal learning with emotional intelligence.

Collaboration and teamwork: Be compassionate and empathetic, contribute, collaborate, listen...

FLEXIBLE
Think about something
in a new way.

Flexible and empathetic thinking: Playfully explore ideas, investigate multiple viewpoints, experiment with alternatives, re-examine data and assumptions...

COGNITIVE
Reason strategically.

Cognitive processing: Build knowledge, comprehend, evaluate, observe, analyze, synthesize, generalize, predict, critique, judge, test, compare, classify, rank...

TRANSFER
Apply knowledge to new situations.

Transfer and deep learning: Apply classroom learning to real-world trends, re-contextualize information, use prior knowledge for new tasks or purposes...

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Prompt

  • What do I think my teacher wants me to learn by doing this project

  • What feels new for me about this assignment? How might it shift my thinking or writing process?

Reflection

  • I'm supposed to learn how to locate information and cite sources accurately. It’s less about the science of drosophila fruit flies as a model system.

  • I think Ms. K wants us to learn more about fruit flies because this is what we’ve studied for the past month in our labs.

  • The idea is to practice finding and use peer-reviewed scientific papers from credible sources.

  • We're supposed to learn more about evolutionary biology using fruit flies as a model.

  • I'm not really sure whether Ms. K wants us to focus on information needs or on drawings from our lab notebooks and ideas about evolution. This is puzzling me now that I consider it.

  • It's hard to shift writing habits I've grown accustomed to. I’m used to giving a quote first and then analyzing it. This time, we were supposed to analyze texts through literary devices and connect to thematic elements.

  • What felt new for me was the depth of analysis. For the last two years, I've never truly considered evidence from multiple viewpoints. What I often did was mention a quote, its significance, and move on.

  • I only used five pieces of evidence, which seemed meager to me at first but in the end, I explored them to such a degree that I had a full paper! This definitely makes my writing richer.

  • This was the first assignment where I felt like I did a successful close reading. I’ve never analyzed specific words and phrases for double meanings before, or matched form and content in such a deliberate way

  • I need to find a way to diverge from summary and make it clear to myself that my audience has read the work and doesn’t need plot refreshers. This assignment shifted me into a new mindset of examining techniques used to convey content.

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The REFLEQ Dashboard collects a student's reflective work across classes and over time. Students can assess personal progress, showcase competencies, and document college-level thinking.

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