Students feel you are engaged in their achievements
Helps student obtain focus at the beginning of the day
Helps student process the events of the day at the end
When should I do it?
When a student has difficulty following through, staying on task or is easily distracted
How do I do it?
At the beginning of the day, utilize calm, neutral tone and enthusiasm about having a good day, discussing the expectations of the day and the schedule of the day
Focus on the good, encourage student that today is a new day and you have confidence in their abilities
At the end of the day, utilize calm, neutral tone, regardless of the sort of day the student has had. Help student identify areas he/she can improve on and praise for behaviors that were done well. Tell student you also have confidence they can do just as good or better than today.