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Tag Archives: Student Reflections

OPPORTUNITY! Submit a Video Response for the Upcoming Civic Mirror Intro Videos

Civic Mirror Teachers, Students, Parents, and Curriculum Coordinators! This summer Action-Ed will be working with a video production company to develop super cool Civic Mirror Intro Videos. We hope that these videos will better help teachers and students ‘get’ what … Continue reading

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Civic Mirror Advice from Grade 12 Economics Students in New York City ~ Part 3 of 3

Savas is the last Grade 12 economics student from the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction we’ll be showcasing this week. In the video reflection below Savas shares some of the lessons he learned about life and the real-world … Continue reading

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Civic Mirror Advice from Grade 12 Economics Students in New York City ~ Part 2 of 3

Maylin is the next Grade 12 economics student who participated in The Civic Mirror in spring 2009 we’re showcasing … from the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction . Below she discusses her experience as a Civic Mirror citizen … Continue reading

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Civic Mirror Advice from Grade 12 Economics Students in New York City ~ Part 1 of 3

Stephen is the first Grade 12 economics student from the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction whose Civic Mirror video reflection we’ll be showcasing this week. Enjoy listening to Stephen talk about the following points: The importance of trust … Continue reading

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A Student Case Study: Jordan’s Story Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 20

This is a student video reflection that was done for marks. The young man’s name is Jordan, his track record in school was less than stellar, and his experience in The Civic Mirror was full of adversity. What’s so fascinating … Continue reading

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Final Reflections Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 18

We cannot overstate how easy it is for instructors to overlook the Reflection & Connection component of the The Civic Mirror learning process, and the reasons are understandable. But one of the most important skills we can teach our students … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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“People or Sheeple?” ponders Cherise Osaki ~ a Grade 12 student from Shanghai American School

In this video, Cherise Osaki, a Grade 12 International Relations Student from Shanghai American School, reflects on what she learned about her classmates – and people in general – from her experience as a citizen in her Civic Mirror country … Continue reading

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First-Ever CM Trenches Video, by Jill Smith

This is a follow-up to Jill Smith’s “History Will Repeat Itself” reflection and the first-ever From The Civic Mirror Trenches video submission! Jill ponders why she and her classmates allowed horrible and undemocratic events to unfold in their simulated country … Continue reading

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History Will Repeat Itself ~ by Jill Smith, a Pangean citizen

In this post Jill Smith, a citizen of Pangea (the Civic Mirror country of Grade 12 students from Shanghai American School), reflects on the tragedy of civic apathy. Hopefully we can all remember Jill’s story when we find ourselves observing … Continue reading

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