Monday, September 28, 2015

Teacher Tip #15

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #15
All students need recognition.  As I’ve said many times before, find a way to catch your students doing something right.
Can’t I just teach?  Why do I have to be a cheerleader too?
Well, you can just teach.  But I’m telling you this: if you encourage and recognize your students often, you will find your teaching transformed.
When have you ever complained about being encouraged and recognized too often?
That’s what I thought.
Answer this question: when was the last time most of us got any applause?
It’s graduation.
That’s sad.  If you are in the encouragement business.
And like it or not, we all are (or should be, anyway) in the encouragement business.
Have you ever heard anyone disliking an organization or wanting to leave a place because they felt that they were being encouraged too much?
If you give recognition and encouragement to your students, it not only will cement culture but it will increase buy in.  You will find that your students will work harder for you.
Wouldn’t you?

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