Middle School Language Arts Content Learning Team. Reinvesting Students. Key Points. Winter Break provides an opportunity to reflect and regroup for the upcoming semester. Making sure that students & their families are invested in student achievement will propel your classroom forward.
I-3: Employ appropriate role models so that students identify with people who work hard toward achievement (“I can”) and value academic achievement (“I want”)
Students get stamps for doing the right thing, and get small prizes at the end of the week based on the number of stickers.
I-6: Respectfully mobilize students’ influencers using techniques such as direct explanation, role models, modeling, constant reinforcement and marketing, etc., so that they actively invest students in working hard toward the big goal
C-6: After a cycle of data collection, reflection, and learning, adjust course (of big goals, investment strategies, planning, execution, and/or relentlessness) as necessary to maximize their effectiveness
I-5: Create a welcoming environment through rational persuasion, role models, and constant reinforcement and marketing to instill values (respect, tolerance, kindness, collaboration) so that students feel comfortable and supported enough to take the risks of striving for the big goals
Students had post-it notes on which they wrote sweet things to their peers to post here.
Welcoming space with decorations.