Reflective questions are a great way to assess your students' feelings about learning.
Tests and quizzes might assess where your students are intellectually, but reflective questions will assess where they are emotionally. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
We Are Teachers posted this list of reflective questions from David Geurin. These kind of reflective questions will help students because they feel their voices are being heard. It helps teachers too. Using these questions is a great way to evaluate how your students are feeling and their responses may help you adjust your lesson plans accordingly.
Do you ever use reflective questions? What questions would you add to this list?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.