Here is how I explained it to my students:
Super Improvers Wall is to reward students who improve. It can be in any classroom activity.
Students are not competing against each other but competing against themselves.
Two students have a foot race. The faster student gets an a and the slower student loses and gets an f. Everyday they have the same race. Everyday the result is the same.
What happens? The one who keeps losing quits.
Lets say they change the race. This time the two students are beating their own time. The students only get an a when they beat their personal best time.
Moral:the only fair race is the one against yourself.
Here is our Super Improvers Wall!
Thanks to Coach Biffle for the Super Improvers Wall instructions and story.