Giving your students recognition for their accomplishments can have amazing results. They often become more motivated to continue doing a good job, and it boosts their self-esteem. Therefore, it is crucial that you give your students the recognition that they deserve. Here are some ways you can celebrate their success in encouraging them to do well.
Write a Note
While you may write comments on your student’s report cards, they may need a bit more praise than that. Writing your students a personal note is an excellent way to commend them for their accomplishments. For instance, your student may have been struggling with math but has been studying more and got an A on their exam. You can write a simple note to congratulate them on doing a good job. Then they know that their effort has not gone unnoticed, and it will encourage them to continue to work harder.
Verbal praise and encouragement is a simple yet effective way to boost your student’s morale. Before you begin an assignment, you can give a quick pep talk to help keep their mood up since most students often feel stressed or unmotivated when they hear about an assignment. You can choose to give pep talks to your students as a group or individually. If you choose to do it individually, you ought to be as specific as you can. For instance, you can say, “I like how you used certain adjectives to depict the scene in your story,” rather than simply saying, “Good job.” Be sure to accompany these kind words with a genuine smile and good eye contact!
Notify Their Guardian or Parent
If you see the smile on your student’s face when you praise them, you can imagine just how happy they would be when their parents or guardians applaud them. Plus, the guardian or parent will be delighted to hear that their student is excelling in school so that it would be great for everyone. You can send a text, email, or note to them. A student will take a lot of pride in knowing that their teacher took extra time to notify their parent or guardian about their achievements.
Celebrations and Incentives
If you want to get your students motivated, then you should offer incentives and celebrations. You can give them a goal to reach so they can work together and be determined to excel. You can also create a class reward system if you wish. If you want to take it up a notch, you can create a small party like a “pizza day” for everyone as long as they all get a B in the exams.
Of course, rewarding accomplishments with physical items can boost your student’s confidence. For instance, you can give “best in” rewards in the form of commemorative coins to your students. It is an especially great idea if it is the end of the school year. Physical rewards will let your students have a tangible way to recognize their success.