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Lesson

Middle School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 15/21: Day 19: Celebrating successes

Overview

Reflecting on One’s Own Behavior as a Learner: After the first few weeks of the year in Patty Ferrant’s classroom, she praises hard work and connects it to specific student work samples. In an early homework review, she says to her students, “I looked at your work and WOW, you definitely have been working hard in here.”

Consider:

What’s the language you use to praise student focus and engagement?