While attending a Student Learning Community meeting on Monday night, my colleague, Cherie Hufford, encouraged the students and me to write a letter to ourselves thinking over the semester and our successes, tribulations, accomplishments, and moments of growth. The letter could include any of the following:
- Motivational quotes
I choose to write advice to my future self thinking about what I learned this semester and reminders of what truths I wanted had learned.
To me, this “Note to Self” activity could be a great way for students to reflect on your class. There are several ways to vary this activity:
- You could have the students complete this activity on the boards in your classroom as a sort of whole class sharing activity.
- Another variation of this activity could be an email to self with a future date set so the email shows up next semester.
No matter how you decide to do this activity, I think the “Note to Self” is a great reflective culmination to the semester. So, what would you write in your “Note to Self” letter?