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Kid Comments Lead to
Teacher Appreciation Display


Your students are great sources of information about the daily events in their school. So I always tried to take advantage of opportunities to sit down with kids. Since I had to help supervise the lunchrooms where I served as principal, the lunchroom was a perfect spot to talk with students at all grade levels about a wide variety of topics.

One day I had an idea for a conversation starter When I was talking with kids in the lunchroom, I asked them to share positive comments about their teachers. As the students talked, I wrote down their comments. I had their comments rewritten on large paper strips without their names. We created a display of teacher photos in the cafeteria and the students' comments were posted around the photos.

Now everyone could see students' positive comments about our teachers. The teachers took special joy in the display; they took the comment strips home with them when we took down the display.

Perhaps this is an idea you might use during Teacher Appreciation Week this year?

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