Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tried It Tuesday: Effort Rubric Posters (Freebie)

I am linking up with Holly for Tried It Tuesday.

Lately, I have taken a much more hands-off approach to teaching.  I am encouraging more student ownership through study guides, which require my students to do more research and more decision-making.  I now want them to start really evaluating their effort.  I want to encourage a growth mindset in my students instead of a fixed mindset by praising effort more than intellect. I created a rubric to grade their units when we finish a study guide.  You can get a free copy of the rubric for a unit of study here.

I decided I wanted to make some Effort Rubric Posters to place in the classroom with a self-reflection form.  At the end of a unit or project, they will have to self-reflect and decide where they should be on the rubric.  You can get a free copy of the posters HERE.

How do you encourage effort and self-reflection?


  1. Great stuff! Love the kid-friendliness!

  2. Hell April. I am unable to access the links. Can you help? Thanks. Shannah

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  3. I am not sure why the Dropbox link was having trouble, but I added the posters to my TPT store. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Effort-Rubric-Posters-Free-2051495


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