If you didn't start out your year (all grade levels) discussing bucket filling, go back. it's not too late! For great anchor chart activity to go with the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Teach your students compassion and empathy.
A great visual rubric. It is so important for students to see models! Using a rubric scale to compare weak and strong writing models is a great way for students to begin to reflect on their own writing!
"The most powerful tool in coaching is the question - the Greek philosopher Socrates is regarded by some to have been the first coach. Among other things, he used deversified questions in his talks with his students. Here is how he did it.
This is for students but most adults need this.instead of "I Can't" or "I don't know". I would change a few of these though and guide students in "creating" the list as a class (beginning of the year mini-lesson).