I'm not sure if you are familiar with some of the work Howard Gardner's colleagues have been doing on Visible Thinking, but I think you'll love it, if you haven't already. I'm going to include a link here to the Artful Thinking ...
Here's a classroom routine that builds upon previous successes of students. By allowing students to point out their achievements, it will likely lead to them continuing on a path to improved performance.
Visible learning and thinking routinesare proven to improve academic achievement. Check out Mark Church and R. Ritchhart- Project zero (Harvard University) for some interesting research and routines to use in your classroom.
Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is a proactive way to teach desired behaviors while systematically eliminating targeted problem behaviors through positive reinforcement and positive redirection.