The end of the school year typically blows by in a blur of exams. I’m often left wishing I had done more to get my students reflecting on the year. Not this year! This year, I am going to have my students write themselves a letter to be delivered in the future.
Instead of collecting stacks of paper letters in envelopes to put in the snail mail years after my students have left my class, I am going to use FutureMe.org to get my students reflecting on the year, articulating what is important in their lives, and setting goals for the future.
Students simply go to FutureMe.org and give their letter a title and begin writing. Then they can decide on a delivery date. Do they want their letters to be delivered at the end of summer, during their senior year, or after they’ve graduated? Students can decide when they want to receive their letters!
This is a fantastic way to build in reflection at the end of the school year! Plus, their future selves may just benefit from hearing their current thoughts, dreams, frustrations, and goals. Life goes by so quickly. It’s easy to lose track of what we really want to achieve. Maybe a letter written to our future selves is the best way to stay focused on what is truly important in life.