Time to reflect
As we near the end of the year it can be easy to get caught up in all of the things we still need to get done and we can easily forget to slow down and reflect on the things we have achieved.
Reflection is a key skill that helps us to grow personally as well as academically. In class, teachers will often spend time reflecting on the lesson with the students to gain a better understanding of how they felt they went during the lesson. This helps teachers to continually work on creating engaging and targeted lessons as well as provides students with the opportunity to develop personal goals for improvement.
The process of reflection should be repeated regularly in all areas of our lives. Reflection helps us to become more self-aware, challenge assumptions and create opportunity for maximum progress in the future. During this busy time of year, I encourage you to take time to stop and reflect with your children on the year so far. Consider asking questions such as:
- What have been the highlights of your year so far?
- What have been the lowlights of your year so far?
- What goals did you have for this year? Did you meet them?
- What goals would you like to achieve before the end of this year?
- What goals would you like to work towards next year?
- How will you achieve these goals?
There are many support systems at Groves to help students who are looking to achieve particular goals or struggling to achieve some of their goals. We encourage all families to get in touch with someone at the College if a student is looking for support so that we can partner with you in growing students and educating them for eternity.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Head of Students – Middle Phase