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Celebrating success in the classroom

I can remember that many of my students would misbehave because they knew they could potentially get a rise out of me or, at the very least get attention from their fellow classmates. If teachers start also celebrating success and positive behavior, maybe we can start to decrease the need to get negative attention.
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Celebrating success in the classroom
  • Bridget Griggs, Ph. D. says:
    This article does a great job of providing some helpful suggestions of how to celebrate student success more frequently. As in the introduction, many times schools do not hold school wide celebration until they are doing test pep rallies to encourage the students to do well. Students need to be encouraged throughout the year for the other successes they are doing and this will help you with some ideas to implement.
  • Bridget Griggs, Ph. D. says:
    This article has received feedback from administrators on what their schools are doing to celebrate the successes of their students on a more frequent basis. This is helpful because teachers may not have many thoughts on how to implement these practices into their daily and weekly procedures but this provides, as the article states, "food for thought."
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    Bridget Griggs, Ph. D. says:
    This video is quite intriguing. This teacher has shared a wonderful way to celebrate student success while allowing them to take the lead. Have you ever been in an interview and they ask you for your strengths and weaknesses and you pause to consider? This activity teaches the students to analyze what they are doing well and, as the teacher stated, will give them a higher probability of repeating that productive behavior. I hope you will attempt incorporating shining moments into your classroom.
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    Bridget Griggs, Ph. D. says:
    I love this picture because it exemplifies what type of excitement teachers should have when celebrating our students' success. It should be genuine because students can tell if you are sincere in your efforts. Effective educators will be enthusiastic and excited that their students are doing well and it will be second nature to express this outwardly. Try this out and I am sure you will see that students will seek this attention more than the negative attention many currently seek.
  • Bridget Griggs, Ph. D. says:
    This is a fabulous video that I hope you will watch. It starts out by discussing the importance of having scales in the classroom in order for the teachers and students to see what progress is being made and see what the teacher can do to further assist the students in their growth and development. She also tells and illustrates how to utilize individual and whole class praise to celebrate student success. I hope you will give it a try in your classroom.
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