This activity helps students to reflect on their thinking about a topic or issue and explore how and why that thinking has changed. It can be useful in consolidating new learning as students identify their new understandings, opinions, and beliefs. By examining and explaining how and why their thinking has changed, students are developing their reasoning abilities and recognizing cause and effect relationships. This activity involves asking students to respond to each of the sentence stems at the end of a lesson:

  • I used to think...
  • But now, I think...