I think that there is a lot of merit in getting our students to reflect on their own performance whenever possible. Often times this can be done by posing important reflective questions at the end of a lesson or in other quick and efficient ways. Paper and pencil are not always necessary when doing these types of reflections.
When having my kindergarten and grade 1 students create dance moves in a repeating pattern, I wanted them to reflect on how well they thought they had done, so I created the visual that you see in the picture above. As the class concluded and the students were lining up to leave my movement composition room, I simply asked them to tap the self-reflective poster that I had posted on the door. They either had to tap 'Super Star', 'Good', or 'OK' as they passed through the door on the way back to their classroom.
In their next PE class, we will further discuss how they did and what was difficult for them. This is a great activity not only for mainstream students, but also ESL learners as the poster is very visual and speaks for itself. I'll use this self-reflective task more often in my future classes. Have a similar strategy that you use in your PE classes? If so, drop me an email and I would be happy to post it on my blog. Have a great week!
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