Sonya Castillo is a bilingual 5th grade teacher teacher at Jefferson Elementary in San Leandro. Castillo tracks in-class participation with the ultimate goal of helping students understand how their goals are self-driven and self-motivated. Using ClassDojo, Sonya can customize feedback to be highly relevant to her classroom needs. She selects behaviors that help her students become more self-reflective. Also, she writes the behaviors in Spanish, enabling Castillo’s native-speaking families to check-in from a device or a home computer to see how their students are improving and participating. The specificity of her feedback also makes parent/ teacher conferences substantially more informative.
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