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Gratitudes
Old 01-06-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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I have been doing a variation of what Kahluablast mentioned for the last 12 years or so. I write all of the students names on popsicle sticks and draw 6 names at the end of the day. Those students share something they are grateful for, or something nice that another student did for them, such as loaning a pencil, etc. I have taught them not to mention the other student by name because at first, it was just students thanking their friends. Each of the 6 gets a small candy, like a Skittle. We then draw one stick of the 6, and that student receives a Paws Praise, which is our schools way of recognizing Good Character.

Research has proven that showing kind acts to students can change behavior, so with a particularly unkind class I showed short You Tube Clips 3-4 times a week. I have also used historical figures to talk about kindness and good character, which seemed to keep their interest. Hope this helps!
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