pg 55 " Help students learn to set their own academic goals." By letting students set their goals they have the responsibility to do them and that gives them motivation and ownership over their academic goals.
Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets. For over a decade Carol Dweck and her team studied the effects of praise on students. This study involved a series of experiments on over 400 graders from all over the country. The results will blow your mind.
This would be great for transitioning students from desk work to circle time. Students will learn what is expected of them in order to start the lesson. It will visually represent what needs to happen during the desk to circle transition.