September 23, 2016
At first, I thought I wanted it to be just a student-to-student tool, but I'm re-thinking that- let's use it for teacher to student positive messages as well.
When these are delivered Friday afternoon, let's make a big deal about those students getting shout-outs.
Here are a few notes I found: (Source= Teach Like a Champion 2.0)
Positive Framing- Guide students to do better work while motivating and inspiring them by using a positive tone to deliver constructive feedback
People are motivated by the positive far more than by the negative. Seeking success and happiness will spur stronger action than seeking to avoid punishment.
Strategies you can implement immediately:
- Live in the Now- talk about what students can do to fix and to succeed from now on. "I need your eyes on me" instead of "you're not watching"
- Assume the best- assuming ill intent is judgmental and makes you appear weak. Assume all students will do as you ask. Offer improvements not judgments. "This is how we..." is better than "You weren't..."
- Allow plausible anonymity: "Some people did not follow directions the whole way, lets try that again" (Group responsibility)
- Build momentum and narrate the positive: Narrating the negative makes negative seem normal. Students want to hear a story that's good and getting better. "I still need 3, now 2, thank you everyone"
- Challenge: Have competitions to prove what they can do- against groups, against the clock...
- Talk aspirations and expectations: It's useful if your praise sets a goal larger than your own opinion. "In high school, the expectations will be..." "People in the workforce..."
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September 26-29- Hermann 7th Grade Tournament
- 9/26- Book- Debbie Brethorst, Clock- Josh Vinyard, Gate- Becky Summers, Concessions- Anne Worland
- 9/27- Book- Debbie Brethorst, Clock- Josh Vinyard, Gate- Kara Emmons, Concessions- Anne Worland
- 9/28- Book- Debbie Brethorst, Gate- Paige Brown, Concessions- Jade Kiser, STILL NEEDED: Clock
- 9/29- Book- Debbie Brethorst, Clock- Josh Vinyard, Gate- Becky Summers STILL NEEDED: Concessions
September 26-29- Washington 8th Grade Tournament
September 30- Student of the Month Assembly, Snack Day
October 1- Draft of PD Plan due to shared Google folderOctober 3- Walking Program Kickoff- 4:30
October 3- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball vs. Bland- 5:30
- Book- Hosick, Clock- Josh Vinyard, Gate- Jennifer Burns, Concessions- Betsy Stephan
October 4- Cross Country Home Meet at Loutre Shores Golf Course- 4:00
October 4- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ St. Clair Middle School- 5:30
October 5- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ Washington Middle School- 5:30
October 7- 5th Grade PLC- 8:15
October 7- Homecoming Parade- 3:30