Isn’t this a great example of meta-cognition? This reflection and self-evaluation is awesome: “…but have not realized until this semester is that I tend to assume that my work is always correct.”
“…I felt I did the homework just to complete it, but this quarter I have really focused on using it to learn. I found this strategy to be very effective…”
“Even though I am unsure of the process’ execution, I still try to do my best even with the little glimmering fear of failure in the background.”
We all experience the “little glimmering fear of failure” – knowing it’s there, and knowing how to handle it, is huge.
I don’t discuss “Aha” moments in this class, but this student realized what he needed to do to have them.
This is my favorite reflection of all times:
“…my biggest strength this quarter has been my fearlessness when attacking problems.”
I wish all my students knew what if felt like to have fearlessness when attacking problems.
I wish I did.