PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE…I guess everyone needs/seeks some form of recognition. We get paychecks for our jobs, warm fuzzies, or a sense of purpose. Those are things that keep us working… Kids are no different. They will do SOMETHING to get your attention and your recognition. You can decide what form of attention you will “pay for” in your classroom. If you make a habit of praising your students for catching them doing the right thing, they will seek out this positive attention. This has a dual benefit. You will improve the entire environment of your class, and you will feel super at the same time. A smile is contagious. So is praise. CATCH THEM DOING GOOD!