Do you use group activities for your students? How effectively do they self-asses their work? Here's a simple set of SELF questions you can use to help.
S-Did I help solve the problem or complete the assignment?
E-Did I engage with other members in a positive way?
L-What did I learn from working with others?
F-Did I follow through on my role, as well as helping others?
This is one of over 200 tools in my newest book, Rigor in Your Classroom: A Toolkit for Teachers, due out in April. Keep watching for more information.