Contributor: Chrissi Nerantzi @chrissinerantzi
Idea: What does really matter when we ask our students to evaluate our teaching? For me it is if, how and why a particular experience has been valuable for our students. This is when the idea for the value jar popped into my head.
At the end of a session, I ask students to reflect on the session and share what they got out of it on a sticky note and add it to the jar. Throughout a course, the value jar is filling up. Using different coloured sticky notes for each week or numbering them helps mark milestones, which can be reviewed at the end of a course to celebrate achievements.
Practitioner comments: You can also use the jar at the beginning of the next session to reflect on the previous one.