Setting goals and self-reflection are very important pieces to student learning in all subject areas. I am constantly trying to find ways to do this in meaningful ways with my students, while keeping in mind that I don't have very much time with my little munchkins!
Many teachers in my school use targets as a way of setting goals and doing self-assessment with their students. I wanted to implement this as a regular, every day thing in music. Check out the magnetic target that I created using a pizza pan, construction paper, Mactac, and dollar store magnets!
This has been super easy to use in class as a "check-in" with students. It is a great visual for students to see and indicate where they think they are in their learning. For example, if we are working on our singing voices we will discuss the criteria of a good singing voice and assess where we think we are as a class on the target.
How do you encourage/incorporate self-reflection and metacognitive learning in your music room? I would love to hear your ideas!