Virtual high-fives: sending praise home

For the past five Mondays, I’ve set my intention on who I’m going to single out for the week.  No, not in the negative sense, but with a purposeful one. Every Monday, I pick five students in each class who I will observe that week, and whose parents will receive a positive email on Friday.

Why do I do this?  It’s simple: parents are used to being emailed or contacted about the bad behaviors.  Your child won’t stop talking. Your child was caught cheating. Your child is failing.  Your child has Saturday school. But how often are they contacted about how well they did?

How it all began

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