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Reinforcing Effort By Tamara and Steve. Success  Own innate ability  Assistance from others  Luck  Effort: The wisest choice for someone who intends.

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1 Reinforcing Effort By Tamara and Steve

2 Success  Own innate ability  Assistance from others  Luck  Effort: The wisest choice for someone who intends to achieve success or maintain it, as it is the only one within an individual’s control.

3 Generalizations 1. Not all students realize the importance of believing in effort. heredity, gender, race, backgrounds (stereotyping)heredity, gender, race, backgrounds (stereotyping) 2. Students can learn to operate from a belief that effort pays off even if they do not initially have this belief.

4 Defeated before they start? “Research indicates that students can change their beliefs and make a connection between effort and achievement”

5 Recommendations  Explicitly teach students about the importance of effort.  Have students keep track of their effort and achievement.

6 Rubrics and Spreadsheet Software  An effort rubric can help you and your students evaluate effort  Spreadsheet software can be used to track effort and academic performance

7 Example Effort Rubric One example of an effort rubric can be found at: en=ShowRubric&rubric_id= & en=ShowRubric&rubric_id= &

8 Example Effort/Achievement Chart Example Effort/Achievement Chart

9 Data Collections Tools  Compare data between students and groups that they associate themselves with  Show younger students survey data from older students  Include Personal Stories “Caught in the Act of Trying Hard” “Caught in the Act of Trying Hard”

10 Information for this presentation was obtained from: Pitler, H., Hubbell, E. R., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


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