Have you ever considered that using the right words at the right time can be a solution for improving student behavior? Words that establish a classroom culture where words "serve as a compass, providing clear and promising direction" are the basis of the book What do you say when...? Best Practice Language for Improving Student Behavior by Hal Holloman and Peggy H. Yates.
This is a fantastic book to keep on your desk for situations where you need guidance to inspire students who are
As the first marking terms ends, it's a perfect time to reflect: if someone were to record your words throughout the school day, what would those words say about your priorities, beliefs, and values? Would they align with the school and/or district's mission or vision? Would they help students make sense of the world and inspire them to be their best?