The faces make the rating system super easy for the kids to understand - it really doesn't even need an explanation. We use the levels to evaluate our own work and behavior. I can often be heard saying phrases such as "Where is my Level 3 line? Are we being Level 3 Listeners? Who is sitting Level 3 on the carpet?" I don't ever rate the students or their work, I have them do it instead.
Last year's checklist:
This year's version:
Do you share my love of rubrics? Do you help students learn to self-evaluate? I'd love some comments! :)