Are you tired of your students complaining about their low marks when they do nothing to study or regularly do not complete homework? In the past, have parents complained about low marks to you, instead of asking their children to work harder and smarter? Do you recognize smart students in your class who have terrible study habits?
If so, this effort & study habits vs. academic achievement student self-assessment log will be very useful for you!
This product is designed to increase student ownership of academic results and to make explicit the connection between poor effort/study habits and poor grades.
Not only will using this log make your students accountable for their grades in your class, but it will also help them identify better study methods and habits.
This product will also be very beneficial to you when parent-teacher interviews roll around. With the help of this log, you can point out a student’s lack of effort/study skills to parents using the student’s own words.
STEPS FOR USE:
Print out copies, preferably on colored paper, for your students at the start of the year.
Ask students to keep this assignment log package somewhere prominent, such as in the first place position in their binders.
After each assignment is graded and returned, have students complete the log, listing their grade, their effort level, and their study effectiveness (if applicable). Be sure to read over the effort & study effectiveness scoring guide with your students. Have them underline key words with a pencil. Discuss with your class if there are any other strategies/characteristics of excellent study habits they might recommend adding, and pencil those in as well. You may take the opportunity to discuss further what research shows good study habits look like.
Refer to the log often, especially during parent-interviews. Have students bring this log to the parent-interview, or collect it from them a few days before the interview, so that you might discuss it with parents.