award certificate templateAward certificate template

A recognition certificate

is a great way to stimulate engagement . To reward your students with something tangible they can show their parents and hang on their wall is a strategic way to build higher expectations in your students. The benefits from using this strategy are many: First, the student is acknowledged, meeting a basic human need. Secondly, others in the class (or in the family) are motivated to strive to succeed. Positive reinforcement. Thirdly, the achieving student sets a bar for themselves to live up to going forward and this drives them to want to repeat the success. 

Certificates that stipulate the particular achievement of the student will be a constant reminder to them at times when their performance may be lagging, that they are capable of good outcomes.

I came across this great resource where you can download templates for certificates that can be printed for your students. http://www.teacherplanet.com/certificates4teachers?
By the way, don’t do the work yourself. Ask the teacher aides to do it!

Remember the FlashStart zero prep strategy.

 Award certificate template

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