This is still a messy little thought bouncing around in my head and sometimes it helps to write it all out.
Pardon me while I think aloud:
During the first few days of school I hand out some type of form for students to write their realistic goals for the first quarter. Maybe they should get two copies of the forms: one to keep and one for me. At the end of the quarter I will check to see which students achieved their goals and reward them in a manner similar to the traditional honor roll.
I wonder if my principal would be on board with this. Could I get the names of those students in the newspaper? What about listing that honor on their report card? I definitely need a bumper sticker.