Teaching habits of mind can make a huge impact on your classroom management. More importantly, it prepares your students for life beyond the classroom. I have found it most effective when engaging students in the goal setting process and having them track their own progress and growth.
This resource doubles as a goal-setting activity and progress tracker for the habit of mind of persistence. It uses kid-friendly language and can be used with either stickers or stamps. Students then reflect on their progress at the end of each week and communicate this progress with home.