Teaching Effort

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by teacherlissa, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. teacherlissa

    teacherlissa Comrade

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    I have looked on Pinterest and can't find anything about teaching EFFORT. My class last year just did not care about their classwork or quality of work. I would have an open book assignment and they would rush through without even looking through the book to double check their answers. I want to start this year off focusing on effort. I want to do a demonstration of some sort to show what I mean. I have several anchor charts I can use but I need something more. Does anyone have something to teach effort?
     
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  3. CheleOh

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    May I suggest focusing on the traits of successful people?

    Based on the work of Carolyn Dweck and Angela Duckworth (and many others, obviously), I've adapted materials to work with my 5th graders including photos, goal-setting sheets, parents' observations, etc.

    This is what I share on my website:

    Martin Seligman: University of Pennsylvania
    Books: The Optimistic Child; Child's Play; Learned Optimism; Authentic Happiness; Flourish
    Carol Dweck: Stanford University
    Books: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success; Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential
    Paul Tough: Author: New York Times Magazine (ed.)
    Books: Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem; America and How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
    Angela Duckworth: Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania
    Research and Publications: http://psychology.sas.upenn.edu/people/duckwort

    Videos:

    Paul Tough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRSBz69ubRY
    Angela Duckworth: http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit
    Brian Williams/RockCenter: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/49202614#49202614
    KIPP Teachers on Character: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4RBUWHeKvo

    I'm working on tidying up that folder on my PC today, coincidentally, and will be uploading it to TPT in a bit. I know we're not allowed to "advertise" here, so you can search for me by the same user name as I use here.

    Chele :)
     
  4. ahodge79

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    I like to express in many ways that it takes effort to succeed, not just ability. ("growth mindset") This video "You can learn anything" from Khan Academy shows this in in a wonderful way:

    https://www.khanacademy.org/youcanlearnanything
     
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    I know you're not allowed to advertise, but I searched CheleOh and it came up with nothing, then guessed that I meant "cheetah" and showed me a bunch of cheetah-related resources. :lol: If you can't post it here, would you be willing to inbox me a link to your TPT store?
     
  6. otterpop

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    Interested also :)
     
  7. otterpop

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    Great collection of resources here! I'm working on finding character education videos now too. Kid President videos are great. Also, check out Values.com. I even requested and received free posters for my classroom from them.
     
  8. janis

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    This may sound a little simple, but I do a LOT of class competitions throughout the year and, I gotta tell ya, it works wonders (especially with the boys). You get a lot of positive peer pressure. For example: I put up a large bulletin board with a foot ball field on in, put a red player and a blue player (for each "team"). For each A a student on a team makes, their players moves forward 5 yards, for every B, 4 yards, etc.

    Be sure to make a prize they would want like, a homework pass or extra recess or something. I've used competition for years!

    :hugs:
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Aug 16, 2015

    When you google cheleoh, you can find her real name...then google that with tpt...

    Sent you both a pm
     

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