1. Good morning, How are you? Greet students every morning with a smile, handshake/fistpound/or even a High Five. We don't know how that one positive voice will effect that kid. They may have something horrible going on at home and they know that when they come to school you will be there to care for them.
2. I'm here for you. Please let me know how I can help you. Students need to know that you are there for them. They want to know that you care for them and are willing to go the extra mile for them. Just by letting them know you are here is sometimes enough.
3.Great Job. I knew you could do it. I bet you will be better next time. Encourage kids. Always be positive. Even when you are giving out consequences you want to be positive and look at it as a growing opportunity.
4. Hey, I like your shirt/dress/new hair cut/shoes. Recognize--Open your eyes--Again if you notice something that is important to them you have them! Relationships!
5. _______________________ I left this blank for a reason. Sometimes you need to close your mouth and just LISTEN! With TV's, computers, cell phones, facebook, etc... kids don't just sit and talk with their parents as much anymore. We almost all are guilty of it. Just listen and you may hear something that you have been looking for.
Have a Great Labor Day Weekend!