April 10, 2017 by HCDE-Texas
Think back to a time when someone recognized you for an accomplishment or the amount of time you put forth toward a team goal. Remember how you felt? We all enjoy being recognized for a job well done or even asserting effort toward a challenging task, and the same is especially true for students.
Using the practice of recognition can be a powerful motivator in the classroom. Many times, a statement as simple as “I appreciate that you didn’t give up when the work challenged you today” is exactly what a student needs to hear to stay motivated.
(Contributed by Debi Lokey, Leadership Development Senior Strategist, Flippen Group, http://www.flippengroup.com.)
Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a curricula created by the Flippen Group to provide strategy and training for teachers and administrators to achieve success in the classroom. HCDE’s Teaching and Learning Center provides classes at our headquarters at 6300 Irvington, Houston, Texas. Upcoming class at HCDE, June 7-8: Download the registration form.