Balancing the positive recognition with correction can be harder for some students than others. And keeping it from being cheesy in upper grades can also be a challenge. Enter Social Media Style Shout Outs.
Shout outs make it easy to build in recognition for little things each day. This set has 28 authentic recognition awards! Spend just 2-5 minutes while the kids are getting ready to go at the end of the day, recognizing 5-10 for behaviors, efforts, and achievements you noticed.
You can make several copies so you have a stash. Keep them in a basket, bucket, or shoe organizer, and you’re ready to go every afternoon.
There are Facebook designs for behavior recognition, Twitter designs for academic recognition (complete with hashtags), and a sheet of 4 generalized Instagram shout outs to use when there’s something you want to recognize but there isn’t a shout out already made for it. The Facebook and Twitter designs have 1 shout out, 1/4 size per page (so 4 of the same award on each page) making it easy to copy, cut and go. The Instagram general style has 1 sheet of 4 designs.
The following are included:
On task & focused
Helped a substitute
Rocked the ______ assessment
Interesting words in writing
Two thumbs up
A round of applause
Way to go
A shout out to __________ for _____________
You could also allow students to give shout outs to each other or suggest shout outs to you when they see behavior they know you want reinforced!
(c) 2015 The Elementary Professor
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