Great teachers want ALL learners to feel included and invested in the learning process — over the long-run! But acknowledging grit and growth — consistently for all learners — isn’t easy.
Traditional forms of acknowledgement feel fleeting: a grade in a grade book; a generic sticker or comment on an assignment; a note that might be lost before it reaches home; or a certificate displayed on a bulletin board.
In my own classroom, it was frustrating to see that many ed tools recognize excellence of the high performers (think A+ stickers), but few recognized ALL learners’ growth over time. I wanted to find a way for the struggling students who put forth effort to SEE their development as learners — just as much as the stronger students. I wanted EVERY learner to internalize that learning is an ongoing process — made of highs, lows, and plateaus. Finally, I sought to create a tool that was pleasing to the eye — a cut above the plethora of tacky and generic recognition tools on the market.
I worked with my award-winning designer husband to create WorkStork, a line of custom, ready-to-use teaching, learning, and recognition tools that provide for more effective, inclusive, and visible recognition of students’ grit and academic growth — THROUGHOUT the school year.
-visually acknowledge and archive learners’ improvements and achievements over the long run
-support the belief that learning is a process, where cognition derives from sustained and continuous effort over the long-run, not innate intelligence/ability
WorkStork Stickers Info:
To purchase your stickers for the whole year in one place, there are 48 of the same stickers per sheet ($4.00/sheet). We require a minimum purchase of 4 sheets. You may mix and match sticker sheets in your order! *Orders are only shipped on the Saturday following your order.
Note: WorkStork Stickers pair well with Acknowledge & Track Students' Effort/Growth - WorkStork Custom Dashboard
Green GROWTH flowers sticker (tracks students' commendable growth on any assignment)
Black/white photo GRIT sticker (acknowledge students' academic courage and hard work)
White/black BOOK sticker (to track number of books read, literacy strategy practice, written compositions, and more!)
Purple VOCAB sticker
Red ELA TEST PREP SHORT RSPNS sticker (tracks students’ short responses over the year)
Hot pink ELA EXTENDED RESPONSE sticker (tracks students’ extended responses over the year)
Purple FALL/WINTER sticker (can be turned to track progress made in some are in both the fall AND winter)