# Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups: Part 3-Reinforcing and Providing Recognition

**How do you reinforce and provide recognition? **

Marzano (2001) states that *Reinforcing and Providing Recognition* is another one of the main 9 strategies to move student achievement! There should be an emphasis here on the connection between effort and achievement. Remember that Mathematical Practice 1 states that students will learn how to persevere. **Be sure to recognize perseverance and effort – the “stick-to-it-ness” of doing math.**

Honor your students’ thinking daily. Honor them publicly and privately – in whole group, guided math group and during math conferences. Display their work, praise their efforts and share their success stories with their guardians.

Also, remember when a student is struggling, **Pause- Prompt and the Praise!**

Always hold high expectations! Make sure the students know exactly where the goal is and let them be a part of planning towards it! One way to do this is to have student individual data folders! more student goals

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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