I hope that this post finds you doing well. Over the past week, I have been participating in some great educational Twitter chats. The overarching theme for the chat was...back to school. One important aspect of back to school is parent - teacher communication. I couldn't help but think back to my K-12 educator days and remember how I would keep parents in the loop by sending a positive note home.
I wanted to bring a bit of that idea back to my undergrad students. In honor of all the social media we use in class, I decided to create postcards (using Canva) to put in their mailbox on campus to show a job well done. By doing so I believe that these notes will:
I did this a little bit last semester with my I Love Lucy postcards and I always attached a little note saying " Thank you for your com"mint"ment to class, wrote a blurb about why I was sending the note, and attached a little mint (the little individually wrapped kind) to the postcard. One student commented about how much she enjoyed seeing a piece of candy and positive note. I guess you are never too old to get a positive note home!
Please feel free to use these notes. I think they would be appropriate for:
How do you foster an environment of respect and rapport in your classroom?
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