It is really a bad idea to invest emotional connection with students because in an instant they will all leave you behind.
Today, is the card distribution day and the last day that I will be spending with my advisory class. It pains me a little because they are leaving me, but it gives me joy because they are moving forward to the next level.
And since this is the last, I wanted to make it more memorable and special. Aside from giving them their report cards and greeting them for a job well done for this school year, I also prepared a classroom recognition.
I made sure I give each of them a certificate of recognition for their efforts, service and awesome attitude shown for this school year. I have 47 students and each of them receives a recognition. Because I believe, that each of my student has something good inside them. All are worthy of recognition.
Let me share to you a glimpse of this simple recognition rites using this simple GIF.
4 Good Things about Giving Recognition to the Students:
THEY WILL FEEL NOTICED. Students especially in the Philippines are in a large population. Some of these students are not recognized and noticed. So, most of them just stay in the corner and let those who shine shine more. By giving them recognition, they will also feel that their actions and efforts are recognized and noticed.
THEY WILL KNOW THEIR WORTH. Many do not recognize themselves. They need approval and affirmations from other people that they are worthy of something. By this project, they will realize that they are worthy of praise and worthy as they really are.
THEY WILL START BEING CONFIDENT. When people are recognized for a good action, they will tend to do and exercise the action more often. This plants confidence in them.
THEY WILL BE HAPPY. The obvious reactions of people being recognized are the sweet smiles and crisp happiness. They will think of it as a good memory and they would look at it with fondness and gratefulness.
List Classroom Awards
If you are a teacher, you may use this list to individualize the awards you give to your students.
- Most Dependable Student
- Most Improved Student
- Most Disciplined Student
- Most Responsible Student
- Most Well-Behaved
- Most Neat and Clean
- Class Artist Award
- Class Poet Award
- Class Science Wizard
- Class Mathematics Wizard
- Best Speller
- Best Reporter
- Best Orator
- Best in Acting
- Best in Singing
- Best in Dancing
- Best in Playing Musical Instruments
- Computer Technology Master
- Enthusiastic Learner
- Cheerful Learner
- Good Friend Award
- Good Classmate Award
- Peacemaker Award
- Big Help Award
- Shining Star Award
I will close this school year with so much happiness and gratitude in my heart. Congratulations, 9 Hope!