Police Science and Criminal Justice

Reflective Journals

  • You have all been given an electronic space to reflect and discuss, individually and as a group, on current event articles.

    - Peer to Peer reflection allows you to leave comments on others' post to add value, meaning, perspective or additional resources to posts.

    - Some reflections can be teacher direced and may include one of the following prompts: 

    1.  How does the event in the article impact the world, the US, and/NY? 

    2.  Why did you choose this article? In what way does this article relate to our class;  Police Science & Criminal Justice?  

    3.  How does this article impact you personally? 

Guidelines: Peer to Peer Reflection

  • When asked to "Comment " to a member of your teams post:

    1.  Start with a warm comment, such as "I agree with your statement/position regarding _____________because _____________.

    2.  Offer suggestions (cool comments) - in a postive light. i.e. Did you ever think of ______________________________.  Or, what do you think would have happened if __________________________.  (Start your sentence off with a warm tone.)

    Note:  Peer commentary should add value, meaning, perspective, and/or additional resources to posts.

Reflection Netiquette

    • Reflective journals are to be a forum for student expression. However, they are first and foremost a tool for learning, and as such will sometimes be constrained by the various requirements and rules of classroom teachers. Students are welcome to post on any school-appropriate subject . . . at any time, outside of the classroom requirements.

    • Pay attention to spelling, grammar, lower case, and upper case letters. It is a good idea to spell check and read over every post/comment before posting.

    • Reread your post to make sure what you are saying is clear.  Keep posts on topic. 

    ~Modified from Edutopia