This tool is to creating a safe classroom community where students fill one another’s bucket. It creates a positive learning environment where students recognize the importance of compliments. Giving compliments makes students motivation for kindness intrinsic and on the receiving end, a student gets a confidence boost.
This tool is a helpful, supportive tool to allow students to engage in positive collaboration, and give compliments to other students. This activity helps students engage in thinking critically about what they’re viewing and what they like about someone else’s work. During this time, one student will be elected to use the projector to present their work. That student will then call on to students to give compliments about the presenting student’s work.
This is a tool we use in my classroom to help remind students of hallway expectations. Even if the class is out of control, and some students are not in line or paying attention, when we begin to sing this song, every student turns around, faces forward, sings along, and gets ready to walk in the hall with a zero voice, this tool works as a preventative procedure for hallway expectations.