With the holidays behind us and more than four months of school still ahead, it’s easy for students to fall into a post-winter break slump. To reinvigorate them in the New Year, why not celebrate the math improvements they’ve made as a class since the beginning of school? By recognizing their achievements, you’ll give them the encouragement they need to keep going!
To help you out, take a look at IXL’s Class Improvement report. It tells you how much your students have improved overall from the beginning of the school year until now, or for any date range that you set. You can compare their start and end performance by cumulative score or by number of skills mastered, depending on which aligns best with your class goals. The report also tells you how many skills they practiced; students will be wowed by the amount of work that they’ve done!
By setting aside just 20 minutes at the end of the day to celebrate their progress, not only will you give students reason be proud of their improvements, but you’ll also demonstrate that you’re proud of them, too. Post their achievements on the classroom wall, bring some treats to share, and watch your students’ smiles—and their motivation—grow!