Maintain Positive Memories and Knowledge
Other ways to celebrate and maintain positive memories and knowledge include the following:
- Have students teach the new skill to someone else.
- Have students keep a list of achievements in their math journals or write them on a wall chart.
- Take a photo of the fi nal achievement (even if it is something as simple as a well-solved math problem).
- Have students compose a note to their parents, and add your own comments.
- Provide opportunities for students to transfer the new skills to new situations—an approach I call “celebrate and cement.” Consider how the achieved challenge can be the basis for an independent project.
- Incorporate a record of progress as part of your students’ ongoing assessment if the achievement is part of a progressive plan.
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