Take the extra steps for positive reinforcement, from the TCT archives
I try to mail “Good News Notes” to parents of up to three students each week. THe notes can recognize improved effort, an act of kindness, or some other worthy event.
I make a special effort to let parents of “problem” students know that they are also doing some things well. I mail these to arrive on Saturday when there are no other school distractions.
~ Submitted by Thomas Lopatosky (at time of original publication, St. Patrick School, Providence, Rhode Island)
This great idea was originally published in our August/September 2009 issue.
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