Self-reflection can be a powerful tool for learning. I know it works for me as an instructor when I reflect on a tough class, considering where things went wrong and what I could do (or shouldn’t do) in a similar situation next time. Why didn’t they respond to my discussion question about the reading? Oh, I think I was asking too many questions at once and they weren’t sure how to respond. How did they bomb this linguistic test? Right, I didn’t give them a chance to practice applying new terms the way I asked them to here, on the fly, in a high stress test environment.