Celebrate accomplishments from first half of course
As students wrap up the first half of an AP course, take time to celebrate their accomplishments. This can take many forms, but taking time to do it explicitly is important, because it shows students how far they have come and models that it is healthy to stop, take time, and celebrate accomplishments before driving into the next task. Further, celebration can fuel students’ motivation and persistence for the rest of the course.
We suggest implementing these strategies:
Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year
Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.
Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.