If you're looking for a way to help your students to begin seeing the positive attributes in their peers then Shout Outs are for you!
Print and keep a pile of these Shout Out cards on hand for students to recognise and record positive things about their classmates. Teacher’s can also use them as a behaviour management tool to recognise good behaviour.
You can include Shout Outs in your daily schedule. Once the students have written a few Shout Outs for others they will begin to continually look for positive things to write about their peers. They may not even realise they are doing it. Students begin to write Shout Outs very easily without too much thinking time.
The benefits of including Shout Outs in your classroom are endless but here are just a few that I have noticed in my classroom.
* Students begin to actively look at the positive qualities and actions of each of their peers. They never know when they will be asked to write a Shout Out about a specific student.
* Students begin to display more positive behaviours and actions when the Shout Outs are done regularly. They want everyone to see that they are a good person who is worthy of a Shout Out.
* Students feel great knowing that their good deeds etc. have been recognised by others.
* Receiving positive feedback about their behaviour results in the students (and other students) displaying this behaviour more frequently.
Display Shout Outs in your classroom for all to see. There is a noticeboard poster included. Or have students collect their Shout Outs in a book or folder so they can be constantly reminded of the positive things people have recognised about them.
Included in this pack:
- 1x PDF file
- 1x PowerPoint file (this file is editable to allow you to add students names if you like)
Each file contains:
- Black and White Shout Out cards in three different sizes (two per page / four per pager / 8 per page.
- Colour Shout Out cards in three different sizes (two per page / four per pager / 8 per page.
- Noticeboard display poster.
- "Things to Shout Out about" writing prompt poster.
- Instructions, explanation and suggestions for use.
I hope your students love Shout Outs as much as mine do!
Mrs Warner's Wonderful World.