Do you have kids that do things well, and deserve attention for it?
Do you have things you're looking for in the kids' work, that you want to emphasize?
Do you want to draw attention to clever ideas?
Looking for ideas to give feedback to students?
This bright idea is about giving "Shout Outs" when the students have a success!
At the end of my Morning Meeting, I take a few minutes to give "Shout Outs" to individual students. I've been doing this for years, and the kiddos love it!
I usually have some paperwork the children have done, and I'll draw attention to something specific that child did that I'm hoping more kids will do. Some examples: showing their work in Math, extra effort, good handwriting, using complete sentences to answer questions, or just great answers to questions. Sometimes I'll just read a list of names of kids I noticed were working hard on their own.
My kids tend to be hams (just like their teacher) and are encouraged to take a bow when they're announced. The other kids cheer and applaud. (I'll bet you know plenty of kids who deserve applause!)
After I've given a "Shout out" for certain behaviors, I find the whole group makes an effort to improve in that area.
This little guy remembered to label his answer in Math!
This little one gave a delightful reason for her prediction!
These kiddos did a fabulous job on their homework, and earned the famous "Homework Award" Post its!
This little guy has made huge improvements in Math, and everyone needed to know!
Another great reason for a prediction. Aren't these kids great?
Give Shout outs a try! It just takes a few minutes, and it's a great way to give feedback and individual attention to a student that's deserving.
They're all rather deserving, aren't they?
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