Academic Achievement

The resources on this page have been compiled to help schools increase:

Attendance rates  | Academic achievement  |  Graduation rates

Featured Resources

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PODCAST

Recognition with Paul Dols

In this episode of ConnectEd, we are joined by educator Paul Dols (CA) to discuss the second R of the Results Formula – Recognition.

VIDEO

Getting Started Kit – Rallies

This tutorial video shares the importance of adding academic rally experiences to your athletic pep rally events.

PRODUCT

On-The-Spot Awards

Distribute On-The-Spot-Awards to Staffulty and ask them to give to deserving students to recognize, reward and reinforce positive behavior.

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Use The Results Formula™ to encourage academic success at your school.  RECOGNIZE and REWARD the academic efforts that result in success. REINFORCE your values through traditions and words, while looking for ways to create strong RELATIONSHIPS. All of this drives RESULTS.

RECOGNIZE

Resources and ideas for recognizing students who are are applying themselves academically.

ARTICLES

Rallies –  A Renaissance Rally is specifically designed to celebrate a broad number of students for academics and character, along with the Staffulty that helped make those achievements happen.

IDEA EXCHANGE

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People’s Choice Awards (Printable) – Best practice idea with instructions for how to execute a formal ceremony to recognize outstanding students.

Recognition Discs (Printable) – Best practice idea for personal and public recognition of character qualities you want to encourage in students

Positive Principal Referral (Video) – Best practice submission outlining how to give students positive one-on-one time with administrators and reward them for good behavior

PRODUCTS

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Tokens of Appreciation – Develop a system of simple rewards and use these tokens as immediate, unexpected recognition of good deeds seen around the school.

Compliment Post-It Notes – Give your students words of encouragement with these fun sticky notes

“Way to Lead” Notepads – Recognize and reinforce positive behaviors with this fun, quick note.

CONNECTED PODCASTS

Recognize – Podcast episode highlighting the link between recognition and engagement

SURVEY

The Pulse Student Recognition Survey – Scientifically validated survey tool measuring student, teacher, and parent evaluations of your school’s student recognition practices.

REWARD

Resources and ideas for strategically rewarding students who apply themselves academically.

ARTICLES

Renaissance Cards  – Renaissance Cards help motivate students to perform academically and to display good character

Reward Ideas  – Reward students who are doing the right thing and motivate whose who are ready to change with these free and low-cost ideas

IDEA EXCHANGE

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Homework Motivation (Printable)- Best practice for increasing homework completion

CONNECTED PODCASTS

Reward – Podcast episode connecting reward systems with student motivation

REINFORCE

Resources and ideas that reinforce the concept of academic growth and graduation.

THE HARBOR

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Freshmen Orientation – Video-based lesson with discussion prompts offering advice to incoming freshmen

Goals – Video-based lesson with discussion prompts interviewing students on how they hold themselves and each other accountable for reaching their goals

Finishing Strong – Video-based lesson with discussion prompts encouraging students to focus on the goals they have

THE GREEN ROOM

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For Educators

Reaching At-Risk Youth – This episode details ideas and strategies to ensure that even those “hard-to-reach” kids on your campus have a sense of connection and belonging.

LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

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Finding Passion and Purpose – A classroom lesson plan helping students explore the connection between their passion, purpose, and the meaning of life

Learning Styles – A classroom lesson plan assisting students in identifying their learning styles and strategies and tools for each favored style

IDEA EXCHANGE

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Homework Motivation (Printable) – Best practice for increasing homework completion

PRODUCTS

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Goal Getters Tracker – This item allows teachers to track progress toward one goal for multiple groups simultaneously

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS VIDEO SERIES

Engaging Students – In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Jonathan Alsheimer shares several ideas for how to transform your existing instructional resources and practices into ones students won’t be able to resist engaging with.

Achievement Gap – In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Dr. Bell shares how parents can advocate for our children’s growth.

COMMITMENT TO GRADUATE (C2G)

Reinforce the importance of the ultimate goal: Graduation  – Testimonial video from Samantha Grimes, educator

GPA Championship – Create a connection between athletics and academics by rewarding the varsity team with the highest in-season GPA.

Blaze of Glory – Motivate seniors during their final year of school and prevent them from crashing and burning academically.

C2G Contracts  – Signing a piece of paper makes any commitment seem more real. Reinforce your Commitment to Graduate® efforts by having students and their adult supporters sign these contracts and encourage them to have conversations about how to keep these promises.

C2G Poster and BookMark – Inspire students to consider the benefits of graduation in a fun and engaging way that’s also backed up by hard facts.

Donut Decision Day – Recognize your graduating seniors and their postsecondary plans!

Senior Acceptance Wall – Recognize your graduating seniors as they are accepted to postsecondary opportunities

Acceptance Letter Wall  – Display and promote the future plans of your senior class

Acceptance Letter Shirts – Promote learning institutions beyond high school

Graduation Mural – Brand your school with the ultimate goal in mind: GRADUATION!!!

Graduation Murals  – Brand your building with the ultimate goal in mind: graduation!

Sophomore Keys to Success – Visual reminder that the “commitment to graduate” is the key to their success

C2G Silhouettes – This visual reminder of students’ commitment to graduate will also help display the “look of Renaissance”

Breaking Boards – There are different Commitment to Graduate activities for each high school year. This activity is generally done with 10th graders and helps them focus on their goals and break through the obstacles in their way.

Commitment Banner Signing – A special ceremony for students to make a commitment to scholarship and high school graduation

C2G Rock – A large landscape boulder created as the C2G Rock – a visual. This idea is great to do during the summer or at a break for a prominent “Wow!” when students, staff, parents, and community come on campus.

CONNECTED PODCASTS

Reinforce – Podcast episode with best practices for reinforcing the student behaviors you want repeated.

 Commitment to Graduate – Podcast episode sharing fun ideas for keeping students focused on their graduation goals

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