In my classroom we have a “student of the day” who is recognized for their positive attitude and contributions during the school day. The recipient for the “student of the day” honor is chosen by the previous day’s winner. This strengthens community within the classroom by fostering positivity and recognition of each others’ actions throughout the day. Each student strives to be the recipient of this award. They go out of their way to be helpful to one another, to show respect to their peers and teachers, and to show good sportsmanship while at play. The symbol for this honor in my classroom is a stuffed animal dog named Bernie. Bernie is passed from student to student as a vehicle to help the children publicly recognize their peers’ positive behaviors. We cycle through the class roster before a student can receive Bernie again. The awarding of Bernie is a nice closure to the end of every school day.
Student Says School Saved His Life
In my junior high classroom, Grandparents’ Day fell on a Friday, and every Friday my students read aloud their writing assignments from that week in small groups. I assigned a short essay on how my students see their grandparents in themselves, and that Friday invited the attending grandparents to come and listen to the essays […]
Milwaukee Montessori School
Stellar Parents Make Stellar Student
We believe that education doesn’t stop when you end the school day. At the Summit, parental involvement is encourage and celebrated through open houses and classroom volunteers.
The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri
Leading by Example
What makes a leader? A leader in Middle School is hard to define. I teach MS Math, and a leader in my classroom is not the first one with the correct answer, or the one to always receive a 100 on the weekly timed test. A leader in my classroom is the student who stops […]
St. Martin’s Episcopal School