My first principal stressed the importance of having daily positive interactions with each and every student.
Personally, I have a difficult time giving the same amount of love to all my students. I don’t do it consciously, but there are so many students who I know don’t get the loving from me that they need… especially with my students who are typically superstars. I expect them to always be on their A-game, so when they aren’t, I get on their case. I’m more conscious of trying to give positive feedback to my students who do struggle behaviorally, academically, or emotionally.
My former principal gave us such a great tool for this! She made a laminated class list for each of us, so that we can check off every time we have a positive interaction with a student. Here is an editable form that you can fill out with YOUR students' names. This helped me to become aware of whom I am spending all my positive interactions on, and who needs more lovin’!