Lesson Plan

Strengths & Goals Lesson

In order to set goals for improvement, we must identify our strengths and weaknesses.
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Objectives

Students will know and be able to identify their strengths and set goals for improvement.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 8
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Student Notes

1 Intro

Activity: Exploring

For this lesson,  students reflect on their experiences throughout the inquiry process and reflect on their final project.  This lesson can be adapted for use with any unit.Discuss the quote from Tao Te Ching, ancient Chinese scholar. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” - Tao Te Ching    A good student never stops learning or trying to improve themselves.

Today we will reflect on all the stages on our project, not for a grade from our teacher but for our own self-improvement.

Student Instructions

Why do coaches make their team watch past games? (To identify what went well and to learn from mistakes and improve)  How can we apply this idea of  what coaches do to our research projects?  Why is it important to reflect on our research?

2 Guided/ Independent / Share

Activity: Conversing

Model thinking to complete the assessment on strengths and goals. Models thinking aloud about her lesson and fills in fields on graphic organizer. Give sample questions to reflect upon as they fill out their organizer.

Students will reflect on their learning experiences to complete the strengths and goals assessment.

Student Instructions
  • What sources of information did you use?
  • Should you have used a different source?
  • Were you happy with your research?

Students each say one strength or improvement for this unit if it was repeated.Have student verbally tell have their strengths and goals. hat have you learned from this project that you may want to investigate further?