Ensure quick gains to build up confidence
Students, especially those lacking confidence, benefit from some “quick wins” in the beginning of the year. Setting assignments or systems up that allow students to gain some positive feedback and feel successful, even in small ways, can help ramp up to more rigorous learning later on.
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.