Brainstorm Ways to Reflect on Your Project

When should you reflect on your project? The answer is always! There are opportunities to reflect on components
of your Roots & Shoots project at each step. Reflection allows everyone to think about and communicate the
significance of their actions. Through reflection, the lessons learned along the way become concrete. Were there
challenges that were overcome? As a group, what are you proudest of? As individuals? How did the project change the
way each member of the group feels about their community?

Compassionate Traits:

  • Introspective
  • Inspires Peers
  • Hopeful & Optimistic

Interconnection: Reflecting During Step 3

Ask group members to consider how their project has an impact on all three community areas: people, animals, and the environment. Were there any unintended positive impacts that your group observed? How did the community respond to your project? Have you faced any unexpected challenges?

Compassionate Leader: Reflecting After Your project

As you celebrate your project, take a moment to reflect back on the compassionate leadership traits. How has your team used and developed these skills? What about individual group members? Be sure to talk about specific examples of when you used these traits in your project. At the end of your project, complete the self-assessment again.
Repeat the Self-Assessment

Additional Reflection Activities:

  • Journaling
  • Photographing/drawing
  • Storytelling
  • Role playing
  • Group debriefing
  • Pair sharing (i.e. asking group members to share with a partner what they learned that day)
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