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Why should I do it?

  • 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.