Academic and personal behaviors: Practice in action

There are many ways to support the development of students’ academic and personal behaviors. Here are some examples of best practices in New York City schools.

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This analytic study looks at lessons learned across the ten New York City schools that participated in the 2013-14 Academic and Personal Behaviors Pilot. Schools in this pilot focused on teacher growth mindset practices and their effect on student persistence.

Bronx Leadership Academy II staff developed a reflection tool for students to improve their own learning processes.

Coalition School for Social Change staff developed a rubric for students to assess their own efforts.

I.S. 229 Roland Patterson staff developed a teacher-student conference model for goal setting and follow through related to growth in writing skills.

P.S./I.S. 268 staff developed a reflection process and rubric for systematically assessing student growth.

Soundview Academy for Scholarship and Culture staff developed a system for assessing and giving feedback on key student behaviors and mindsets.

Flushing International High School staff developed a series of activities for students to reflect on off-site internships.

School for Classics: An Academy of Writers, Performers, and Thinkers staff developed a “desktop rubric” to support self-regulation and work habits.

This case study examines how the NYC Lab Middle School used self-reflection to support students build writing skills and and academic behaviors.

At an anonymized NYC high school, staff leverage the value of character to increase student achievement in response to the 2012-13 citywide instructional expectations.