On Monday, the topic for #DubChat on Twitter was Parent Communication. One of my strengths is my communication skills. In the classroom I use e-mail, phone calls, handwritten notes, weekly newsletters, Remind and of course face to face communication. As a teacher, especially in the beginning of your career, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day situations that occur in our classroom. That doesn't stop me from taking the time to address positive behaviors. Introducing... Positive Note Friday!
Original Idea: credit to One Fab Teacher
Yep, that's it. No cute template and it is not time consuming. Even though technology is playing a huge role in classrooms, a handwritten note still holds meaning. I tape the note onto the student's desk and they see it the following morning. I love seeing their excitement- especially when they show other classmates or friends. My non-negotiable is setting aside 15-20 minutes every Friday to address positive behavior. Since I praise my students daily, this communication is a note or phone call.
Last night was the Parenthood season premiere and tonight is Shark Tank. Can't wait to relax tonight.. tired teacher right here!