What is this strategy?
Before each school day, write a message on the chalkboard to inspire children and promote their socio-emotional learning. This will help start the day positively and can be a way to keep children motivated because you can reinforce the message throughout the day.
When is this strategy appropriate?
Write a message on the chalkboard each morning and reinforce it throughout the day by showing what you are looking for in morning messages.
Why Is this strategy important?
An inspirational message can motivate students and help them develop postive behavior.
Here are some examples:
- Today, I’m looking for students who have a lot of patience with one another.
- Today, I’m looking for students who volunteer to do an activity.
- Today, I’m looking for students who have the courage to ask a question.
- Today, I’m looking for students who are not afraid to say they don’t understand.