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Teacher-Led Reflection Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 3

Reflection & Connection

Reflection & Connection

The Civic Mirror’s educational power truly lies in the teacher and students’ ability to extrapolate meaning and significance from all of the simulated events. In this classroom video tutorial, students reflect on and discuss what went well in their first student-run lesson, and what could have gone better.

The Civic Mirror’s Instructors Manual has many tips to help teachers guide their students through the “Reflection & Connection” process. Here are some excerpts:

Don’t Be God: The more you direct the plotlines, the less life-like The Civic Mirror will be for your students.

Impart Your Wisdom: Help your students make sense of what they might otherwise be oblivious to. We are aware that these two suggestions are paradoxical, but somewhere between the two extremes we hope you find the right balance for you and your students.

The Simulation as a Platform: The Civic Mirror will provide your students with an experiential frame of reference from which they can build upon. Use this to your advantage!

A Mirror to Learn About Themselves: Remember that The Civic Mirror allows instructors to mentor instead of manage their students. Do not be afraid to do this.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CIVIC MIRROR VIDEO TUTORIAL?
Please leave them below and join the discussion!

ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE CIVIC MIRROR IS?
Basically it’s a government and economics simulation that turns classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Far more than just a game, The Civic Mirror is a fully comprehensive civic education program that turns the old rules of teaching and learning on their head. Students actively assume real-world citizenship roles – both in the classroom and online – and work as individuals to provide for imaginary families and achieve hidden agendas, while working together to build a strong, democratic nation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT CIVICMIRROR.COM.

FOR THE COMPLETE CIVIC MIRROR EVENT SUMMARY, CLICK HERE .

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