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Microsoft Reflect for Education

Microsoft Reflect, what you need to know.

If you follow us on any of our socials, you already know how much we love Microsoft Reflect here at IT Systems. Microsoft reflect helps students recognize and navigate their emotions by providing regular opportunities to share and be heard by their educator. In our opinion, it is a game changer in developing emotional intelligence within children at primary school level. Want to find out more about Microsoft Reflect? Then just keep scrolling to find out everything you need to know about Microsoft Reflect.

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Microsoft Reflect Features

Get to know Microsoft Reflect

Let’s delve into the features of Microsoft Reflect. Microsoft Reflect enables educators to create, respond, gain valuable insights and build a culture of wellbeing.

1. Create

  • Organise regular check-ins for students, families as well as other staff. These check-ins can be topic focuses and translated into a multitude of languages.

  • Host live check-ins on a big screen or share a link to collect responses from your audience..

  • Always have control over who is invited to respond and what they can see. 

2. Respond

  • Showcase 60 different emotions with “The Feelings Monster”. This research-backed character helps learners to identify and understand their emotions in an engaging and playful way.

  • Build a learning ecosystem where everyone feels safe to develop and grow emotionally.

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3. Insight

  • Get valuable insights into where your students are excelling and focus on those areas that require a little more attention. 

  • Encourage connection, expression, and learning in students through data-informed conversations. 

  • Tailor instruction to your learners’ needs, age group and interests. 

4. Culture

  • Develop a happier, healthier, and more balanced school through implementing evidence-based resources and strategies.  

  • Promote taking a Brain Break with Microsoft’s inclusive activities. These activities are designed to promote mental fitness in students as well as refresh the mind, and inspire refocus. 

Microsoft Reflect Compatibility

Use Microsoft Reflect with your favourite apps

Are you wondering if Microsoft Reflect will work with your current system and applications? Not to fear, Microsoft Reflect was designed in line with the latest Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standards. Which means it easily be incorporated in your learning management system (LMS).

Microsoft Reflect in Teams

Get started with Reflect in Teams

Microsoft Reflect is pre-installed with Microsoft Team and is available for free. Reflect can be used alongside Teams for Education to broaden your learners’ emotional vocabulary and deepen empathy for their peers. While also providing valuable feedback to educators for a happy and healthy classroom community.

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Microsoft Reflect and Class Notebook

Combining Reflect and Notebook

Microsoft reflect can be embedded directly on the Class Notebook page for formative assessments or as “exit slips” that provide insights for the next lesson.

Make Reflect part of your daily routine

Prioritising Social and Emotional Learning with
Microsoft Reflect

Taking time to give students one-on-one attention can have an enormous impact on engagement, learning as well as the general well-being of students. However, this is much easier said than done in a busy classroom. Microsoft Reflect can be made part of your routine to give each of your students a place to share their feelings and provide you with the data to track their current mood, progress and needs.


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Developing Lifelong Skills with Microsoft Reflect

Microsoft Reflect can play a key role in helping to develop critical skills for life-long learning such as self-awareness and self-management. This is because it provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their learning and develop a positive growth mindset Above all, it provides students with a safe space to develop and practice these skills. 

Even More Helpful Microsoft Reflect Resources

Want to Learn more about Microsoft Reflect

Do you think that Microsoft Reflect could be a useful tool for your classroom?

Download the Teacher’s guide

Hear directly from the experts with the Microsoft Reflect Guide. Discover strategies and tools from Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell on embedding Reflect in your classroom routines to improve school connectedness.

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