# Archive for February, 2013

## 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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## Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups: Part 2-Summarizing

Marzano (2001) states that *Summarizing and Notetaking* is 1 of the 9 successful strategies that move student achievement. The focus is to summarize what we are doing and/or also take notes. This can be done using quick writes and different graphic organizers. This would be a great strategy to make sure that students are getting it! Make sure that you give students an opportunity to summarize what they have learned in each unit of study. One way to have students to summarize is to make notes in flipbooks. They could sum up the strategies and give some examples. See below for a few examples.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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