Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Moral Tales: A Program on Making Choices for Grades 2-3

Leader Reflection and Planning

Part of Moral Tales

Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. If this is the final session, you may wish to write some suggestions to future leaders of Moral Tales and/or leaders who will work next with this group of children. Make note of any particular activities and approaches you found most /least effective with this particular group and any information about group dynamics that may be helpful to them.

You might find it helpful to consider these questions:

  • Which activities worked well? What didn't work so well?
  • Were all children actively engaged? If not, who wasn't and why might that have been? How could they be better included next time?
  • How well did the activities match the learning styles of these children? What could we do differently to better accommodate for learning styles in future sessions?
  • How well did the session balance physically active with sedentary activities?
  • How was the timing? What might need to be done differently for a session to work better within our timeframe?
  • Were there any behavior issues? If so, how can we address them in the future? Do we need more information or help in this area?
  • What connections did children make with the activities and/or central ideas? How did we know that was occurring?
  • What connections did children make with each other? What connections did we make with the children? When was that most evident?
  • Are we successfully creating a program characterized by inclusion, diversity appreciation, respect, noncompetitive environment, and welcome? What could we have done differently?
  • What questions or issues arose in this session that we might like to discuss with our director of religious education?