It's Saturday and time to get MOTIVATED!
I love to send my pictures/texts to my parents and students that will make them SMILE!
Imagine sitting at work and getting one of these sent to you about your child:
(Each picture is a separate student/text)
It not only brightens your students' day, it brightens their parents' day!
Sometimes I text them from home while I'm grading and other times I text them at the very moment I captured their child's awesomeness!
How funny is the left one above? It was only September and he is worried about the school year ending! LOL! So cute!
The one on the above right is a student I've been working very hard to motivate to complete work this year, so this was such an exciting moment!!!!!
If I send it in front of my students they beg me to turn my phone on so we'll hear it when their parent responds! :O) They get so excited!
I also like to recognize students who are showing improvement and are growing! This motivates them to try even harder! This mom was super proud!
This motivational tool is so quick and is really appreciated!
I know not everyone likes to give out their personal cell number, but I have found it to be very beneficial for many reasons: instant feedback and communication, shout outs, and reminders. I don't use texting for concerns about behavior or academic progress, those are done in person or by phone. Many of my parents don't check or use email, but ALL of my parents text, so it's the perfect communication tool for me!
**This is my 6th year using texting with my parents and I've never had a parent or student abuse it, but you know your parents and what's comfortable for you.
I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do get your students motivated or excited!
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