There’s so much pressure to churn through curriculum in most classes that there’s little time for students to reflect on what they’ve learned. In an Atlantic article, Nanette Fondas writes that new research indicates reflection time could be a crucial ingredient to learning. Researchers found that students who were given fifteen minutes to write reflections at the end of the day scored 23 percent higher on end-of-year assessments.
Two weeks ago, my oldest son taught my youngest son how to perform a corner kick during half time of my middle son’s soccer game. He demonstrated the correct way to swing the leg, angle the foot, and launch the ball toward the goal.