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Lesson 2.2.6: A Letter To The Teacher


  1. Near the end of the semester or after a significant event/lesson, ask students to reflect on their learning experience(s) in the format of a letter.
  2. Provide students with an explanation such as the following: Please reflect on the learning you have done on teams this semester using the format of a "Letter to Tracy." I have provided you with the first line to your letter, Dear Tracy.
  3. Also, explain why you want them to write you a letter and indicate any questions you want addressed. Indicate the length you would prefer and any other restrictions.
  4. Reinforce that the grade will be based on completion only and that completion will be based on answering the questions that you pose.
  5. After you have had time to reflect upon their letters, follow up and write a "Letter to the Class."


  1. Students tend to speak more freely because they are using their own voice.
  2. It provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their own learning.


Rando, W. C. Learning From Students: Early Term Student Feedback in Higher Education. National Center On Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, 1994. Print.

Lessons: Index, 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.7, 2.2.8, 3, References

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