Help students take responsibility for their own learning (and myelination)! Print off this recording/reflection sheet, write in your unit (or yearly) goals (targets, outcomes, or big ideas), and make copies for students. Periodically, throughout the unit or year, have students reflect upon their learnings. If a student has worked particularly hard during class, highlight theirs as an example of both how to fill it out, and how to "push through challenges."
This could act as an outline for a unit (previewing expectations of learnings), a reflection piece, and could be used in portfolios for student-led conferences.
This document uses research from Jo Boaler (Mathematical Mindsets), Tracy Johnson Zager (Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had) and Daniel Coyle (The Talent Code).