Did you know that reflective practice or metacognition has shown promise for improving learning in online learning outcomes? The good news is, however, is that it’s a teachable skill (e.g., Moely et al., 1995; Schraw, 1998).

No doubt you use reflective practice activities in your face-to-face classes. If you’re looking for ideas on how to approach it in online teaching environments, check out the video below.

But Wait There’s More

One of the most commonly used reflective practice activities used by teachers around the world is the good old exit ticket. But what do the best exit tickets include?

The most effective exit tickets:

  • Are aligned to the lesson objectives
  • Use different formats (use multiple-choice, open-ended)
  • Use clear and concise language
  • Have short ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions to get students to demonstrate mastery
  • Have a specific and measurable aim

Over To You

Looking for more tips and tricks on how to make your online classes engaging? Check out our resources on the Teaching Online Masterclass website. It’s a free online professional development resource to help teachers better teach in online learning environments.

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