It is important for children to realize that they are good enough, smart enough, beautiful, and more. You know your students better than almost anyone. You have a unique opportunity to make individualized reminders for each student on what is special about them.
Here’s a great way to remind them daily of how special they really are. We know that there are many children that go home and are not treated well, and that hurts their self-esteem. We can have a major impact on our students, and I feel like it’s actually a responsibility to try to work on the whole child, not just their test scores.
You can print these out and write something special about each student, then either laminate them or I use clear packing tape to protect the card. Then tape it down to their desktop.
Students aren’t the only one that can use this to remind themselves that they are special. I have two on my own desk.