This article proposes the idea of Report Card Assemblies or Classroom Reflections in order to change the student perceptions about report card time. They use these events to refocus students' thinking about grades and to promote a growth mindset.Source:
Julie Nariman, Edutopia, April 20, 2018Description:
"Report card assemblies [are meant] to transform report card distribution into an inspiring event focused on self-reflection. Administrators, counselors, and teachers attend and facilitate the assemblies, which we organize by grade level. This allows us to build a sense of class camaraderie: “Good morning, Class of 2021! Look around—these are the people you’ll graduate with in four years.” We put careful thought into our messaging about grades. One issue was that some students were satisfied with barely passing, yet completely demoralized by failing. We reframed grades as Honors (90–100 percent), Passing (75–89 percent), and Borderline (65–74 percent), and changed Failing (below 65 percent) to Not Passing Yet."Read the full article here!