Notes for the Teacher
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 15, 2001
I substitute in a room, I always bring with me a legal sized pad
of paper. I take it around with me wherever I go that day and
I write down positive things the kids are doing without them knowing.
I will make note of behaviors such as, "Kelsey helped
Meredith with her math today and was very positive with her,"
or "Dallin let Steven borrow his pencil when Steven's
broke," or "Pedro was a super help to me today
when I wasn't sure where to take the attendance." I then
attach this sheet to my note back to the teacher and ask that
he/she gives special recognition when the students return the
next day. Teachers always appreciate the positive note back and
students realize how important it is to behave while the teacher