This product is inspired by the research done on Reinforcing Effort completed by Robert Marzano.
The research behind this products indicates that you can teach students that effort can improve achievement AND…. Asking students to chart their achievement leads to more ownership and therefore increased participation across time.
You can explicitly teach students to apply their effort by asking them to recall and describe personal examples of times that they've succeeded because they didn’t give up. Reflecting on their personal experiences helps students recognize the reward that comes from perseverance. This makes applying effort more attainable and an accomplishable goal for students.
By asking students to self assess their own efforts you are helping them to identify the relationship between their own effort and achievement.
The best use of this product is to first laminate it. Then you can attach it to the student's desk. After completing tasks use dry erase markers to have students assess how much effort they applied when completing their classroom assignments.
I also offered the rubric in numeric form which you can laminate and attach to popsicle sticks, or add to a ring to again have your students self assess how hard they are working on completing tasks each and every time. What a great way to hold students accountable!
I hope you enjoy this product and find it a useful lifelong tool you can use in your classroom for years to come!
If you found this tool to be a helpful resource, please rate it and leave a comment below. This helps to quickly spread the word and ultimately help more students improve their achievement through diligence and hard work.
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