A smile is worth a thousand words! Laughing helps bond students to one another, relieve stress and help create a warm and playful environment in the classroom. A little silliness can go a long way to help students be risk takers and take on harder tasks with resilience.
Here are a couple resources to check out to help celebrate this holiday!
Our art students appreciate the connection with other teachers and students. Checking in with students, asking for their feedback and sharing authentic compliments and interest in their ideas, wealth of creativity, hard work and excitement to learn motivates. There is no shortage of greatness in our classrooms. As teachers its important not to let anyone feel left out or disrespected and by modeling positive relationships, we make a point to remind students to cheer one another to success.
Here are two great videos to watch by a teaching hero, Rita Pierson.
Every kid needs a champion