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Appreciations, Appreciations, Appreciations

Adults modeling on a regular basis the giving and receiving of appreciations encourages students to also share positive statements with each other. After every paired or small group activity invite students to share appreciations with each other.

Write sentence starters on the board, such as:

  • “I liked working with you because _______.”
  • “I admire you for _______.”
  • “Thank you, (name) for ________. “
  • “It helped me when ________.”

Soon students will self-initiate sharing appreciations with each other. There will be fewer put downs and more positive statements being heard.

CRE Calendar Usage: 3rd Edition