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Strategy: Norms and Routines Focused on Growth

Creating a class culture to promote student growth beyond academic grades

Context

The class emphasizes academic growth as much as grades. A culture was built around recognizing that all students are at different places in their learning, and learn in different ways. Teacher recognitions and shout-outs celebrate growth so that all students can feel successful. This culture also enables the sharing of progress across the entire class, allowing students to give or get help when needed.

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Student Choice and Agency

Student Support Structures

Students have several tiers of support to draw upon when stuck.

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Student Choice and Agency

Partnering Choice

Students choose who they get to work with daily.

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Student Choice and Agency

Students Choose Learning Objectives

Students are offered choice over what learning objectives to tackle and in what...

Explore More Personalization Strategies at ReNEW DTA Academy

Photo of two students working together with notebooks and laptop computers
Student Choice and Agency

Student Support Structures

Photo of two student partners working together on laptops
Student Choice and Agency

Partnering Choice

Photo of student working on laptop with teacher and other students in background
Student Choice and Agency

Students Choose Learning Objectives