Overview: Middle or high school students use a computer simulation in order to understand how their choices regarding completing, doing quality work on, and turning in schoolwork and homework affect the report card grades they receive. Students then use this understanding to evaluate their current academic reality and to make a plan to work toward or maintain a self-selected academic goal.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of what elements they can control in the system of grades by setting appropriate academic goals for themselves, making a plan to achieve the goals, monitoring their progress toward these goals over the course of the year, and making adjustments as needed.
Cross-curricular lesson, designed for middle and high school students who receive points for schoolwork and homework assignments
Lifelong Learning Standard and Benchmarks: Students direct themselves as they strive for personal excellence.
Use strategies to improve performance.
Monitor and adjust plans in pursuit of goals.
Persevere, recognizing dissonance is a part of learning.
Use feedback and self-reflection to make improvements.