Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition

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Reinforcing effort and providing recognition are activities that are extremely important in motivating students. This set of instructional strategies is different from the others, however, because it is related to attitudes and beliefs of students instead of their cognitive skills. The role that student effort plays in enhancing achievement is significant, and teachers must help students make that connection. When students are taught about and experience the relationship between effort and achievement, they are much more likely to be successful. Recognition is also a proven motivator, especially when it is contingent on successful attainment of a specific level of performance.


Read and Reflect

  1. Read about Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition from the Northwest Educational Technology Consortium.
  2. Go to the Read and Reflect section on your Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition wiki page. Describe how you are currently implementing this strategy in your classroom with or without technology. Then share new insights or ideas you gained from this reading.

Apply and Reflect

  1. Learn about Big Huge Labs and how it can be used for setting objectives and providing feedback.
  2. Complete the Apply and Reflect section on your Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition wiki page. Show evidence that you completed the activity and share ways this tool is applicable to your curriculum.