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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Effort Meter


One of my students today reminded me just why I had developed this Effort Meter a few years ago. :-)  This became a tool that was used throughout most of my middle school building a few years back. Some of the teachers even brought it home to use with their children and yes.....you guessed it...their spouses! I, of course, found that to be hilarious!

This can be used with all students. Sometimes it is an even more effective tool to use with those students who are classified as "gifted" to try to get them to see that there might be something they can do to even make their "okay" project even better!

Click here for a copy of the sheet.
Click here for little Effort Meters that I have cut out and used as visual reminders for individual students.


19 comments:

  1. Love your visual reminder effort meters. What a great idea to get the message across without saying a word!!

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  2. Thanks....this has been one of my most requested posts. I did have a teacher bring it home and use it on (okay....with) her husband. :-)

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  3. I found this off Pinterest and really like this visual ~ thanks for sharing it!
    http://thisoldartroom.blogspot.com/

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    1. Kristin- you are so welcome! I am glad you found my tool; hopefully, you will find it useful! Have a great day!

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  4. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are more than welcome Shannan! I hope you find it useful. Shoot me a note on how you have used it. Have a great fall! amy

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  5. This is a great chart for kids to evaluate themselves. Thank you for sharing it free!

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    1. Glad you liked my Effort Meter! Please let me know how you have used it successfully or any other feedback you might have after using it. Fall is here so it is time for me to start posting again; I have had enough of a break! Bring on the kids!

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  6. Awesome! Thanks :)

    Heather
    www.thehelpfulcounselor.com

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    1. Glad you liked the effort meter. School is back in session so that means it must be time for me to start posting again.

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  7. would you please explain how this was used in a middle school classroom Thank you, Kim

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    1. I have attached this to projects and had the students give themselves ratings on their effort. We then follow up with what they could've done more to improve. I always tell my students that their effort in life is one of the most important skills they can practice and that it will affect in all aspects of their lives.
      I have this posted up as a poster in my classroom. When I first introduced this to the staff many of them utilized it also. Some of the deans have it posted up in their offices too so that they can have that talk with students. This can apply to getting along with others, performing academically, etc.

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  8. Love this!! I have been talking so much about the effort they put into their activities lately and this is a fantastic visual :)
    Thank you.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you are finding it useful!

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  9. This is great! I'd love to use it in my classroom, if that's okay with you! Growth mindset is a huge focus for us this year, and this would be a great poster!

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    1. I think it is great that you want to use it! I hope you find it useful! Thanks!

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  10. I think this is a great idea and visual to show effort. Is there anyway I could get it sent not as a PDF? It is not allowing me to print on one page. Thanks for the idea!!
    dballew@windsor.k12.mo.us

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  11. Wonderful! I love it. Make them be aware of the value of effort in a colourful and fun way.

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  12. Thanks for coming up with the effort meter and letting it go for free. Super idea.

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