During a recent virtual school meeting, Mrs. Leone ran a PearDeck activity to ask students to reflect on their first quarter performance.
The first part asked students to list something they were proud of from the first grading period. Next, she asked students to set "SMART" goals for the current grading period.
Research has shown that writing down your goals makes you more likely to achieve them, so to conclude the activity she asked students to write down their goals and then to put it in a location that they will see every day. When things get hard (cue theiceberg illusion), they will be reminded of what they are working towards and why it's worth putting in the time and effort to succeed.