Laney Lee

Warm Ups & Bell Ringers – Reflecting on the Learning Process



Looking for a ways to help your students improve and become aware of their executive functioning? Are you struggling to implement instruction on soft skills while still covering all your standards? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this reflecting on the learning process resource is for you!


These bell ringer activities are designed to familiarize your students with growth mindsetexecutive functioning skills, and metacognition! What they are, what they’re used for, and how they might help students feel more in control of their education and their lives. Every Thursday, students will be presented with a scenario, a quote, a thought provoking question, a video, or a comparison. After studying the information, they will

  • reflect on their current practices
  • rate themselves
  • brainstorm ways to improve
  • consider how they speak to themselves
  • develop ideas about initiativeemotional controlpersistence, and more!


This resource is not subject specific. The purpose of these activities is to spark discussion and self reflection. The questions that accompany the slides are designed to be thought provoking and require students to reflect, connect, and think critically about the concepts being presented.


Who is this resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-12.


How Can I Use this Reflecting on the Learning Process Resource?

  • Use the slides individually as a warm up or closure activity.


Alternative ideas:

  • Extension activity for early finishers or for students who show a special interest
  • Exit tickets
  • Use individual slides as a square on a Choice Board
  • Scavenger hunt – Print slides and hide them around the room for students to find. Great for students who need to be moving!
  • Fishing – Print all the slides and place them in a bowl. Have students come up and “fish” for a new question while throwing their old question back. This is a great activity for students who enjoy being hands on.
  • Sticky Hands – (if you dare) let kids pick cards with sticky hands
  • Have students pull a question answer it correctly to earn privileges like leave for lunch.


What’s Included in the Reflecting on the Learning Process Resource?

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.


Please take a look at the preview file to see more of this resource.


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