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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.