Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #124
#2 – Take a daily “thank you” walk.
I think of this as “Catch students doing something right.”
I often do this during my prep. I’ll take a walk down to the office to get my mail. I’ll peak in H’s and Kahlhammer’s rooms to see what they’re up to. Inevitably, I’ll see something amazing. Then I’ll be able to ask them about it and compliment them on what they do sometime during the day.
But this is just as true for students too. I used to walk by the art room and see what the kids were creating. Then I’d ask them about it and visit with them about the creative process and thank them for sharing that with me.
A day cannot be filled with enough thank yous.