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Reflection Questions

October 23, 2017
Written By: Stephanie Dunaieff

Reflection is an important part of metacognition.  However, sometimes an individual does not even know what questions to ask to begin the reflection process.  Here are some great questions to ask yourself or your child.

Questions to Ask Yourself
  1. Can I summarize what I just read? 
  2. Can I explain this topic to someone else?
  3. Can I solve a similar question on my own?
  4. How can this information improve my life? 
  5. What do I still need to review? 
  6. How is this related to the previous topic?

Questions to Ask Your Child
  1. What topic did you learn about in (math, science, social studies, English, etc.) today? 
  2. What did you enjoy in school today? 
  3. Can you explain to me how to do this question on your homework?
  4. What did you do today to help someone else? 
  5. What book are you reading in school? 
  6. Do you understand the topic that you were confused about yesterday?
  7. Did you participate in class today? 
  8. How do you think you did on the test today?   Which questions did you find easy/hard?

General Questions About School
  1. What is your favorite part of school? 
  2. What was your favorite activity that you did today? 
  3. What did you do today to help someone else? 
  4. Did you make a new friend today? 
  5. What is something that you know really well that you did in school today? 
  6. What is something that you need help with in school? 
  7. Did you ever feel unsafe today? 
  8. What is something that you learned that surprised you?
  9. What was your biggest challenge today? 
  10. On a scale from 1 to 10, how was your day? 
  11. If you could change something that you did today what would it be? 
  12. If you could  change one thing that happened to you today what would it be? 
  13. Is there anything that you would like to talk about? 
  14. What accomplishment makes you feel the most proud? 
  15. Do you like you seat in class? Why?
  16. Did you get to work with anyone today?  Was it a different student than you normally work with? 
  17. What did you eat for lunch today? 
  18. What did you do during recess? Who did you play with? 
  19. Did you try to make a new friend today? 
Categories: Metacognition, Learning
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