For our February Portfolios, students created webcam videos for their reflections. It's great experience for the students to talk on the spot about their work in a raw kind of way. We talk about the need for the videos to be imperfect and the purpose of reflection.
As the students reflected, they were given sentence stems to help guide their thinking. The one prompt that really seemed to stump students was: I've learned _____________ about myself as a learner. This is telling as it will help me focus and guide student reflection in the future. Students have no problem relaying why they are or are not proud of their work or if they gave their best effort, but when it comes to thinking about themselves as learners, the alarm bells go off.
Any suggestions on how to help students foster this kind of reflective mindset as learners?