Have you ever noticed that some classes just seem so happy and eager to learn? Well, that teacher must have a few smart tricks up his or her sleeve. If you take a look in that teacher's desk, you'll probably find a supply of pencils, badges, crowns, bookmarks and ribbons that recognize student achievement and recognize landmarks. A “Student of the Week” crown, or a “Star Student” bookmark, or even Halloween pencils given out to the entire class help keep students moving in the right direction. It doesn't take much to make a child happy. Imagine your students coming home with a special badge. It can make all the difference.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|