As a teacher, I prized the occasional "Atta Girl" note. It always boosted my spirits, my energy, and my patience. When was the last time you jotted a quick note to a teacher complimenting a lesson topic, thanking for accepting a late paper, for giving extra help, for modifying an assignment, for anything? When was the last time you complained about something? How is your ratio of "Atta Boys" and "Oh S%$#T"s? I even found a site that sells a pad of check lists for giving High Fives in a hurry! We often wish teacher's would spend more time praising the children. Consider how it might change the climate of your child's classroom if there were more praise to the teacher.
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