Last week Tuesday I offered our staff a challenge, to send students to me with positive office referrals, and I couldn’t have been more grateful for the way that they stepped up!! I was swamped with positive office referrals all week. If anyone saw me at all it was probably when I was dropping a student off in their classroom after calling home with them, it was a busy week but it was awesome!!! In just four days our staff wrote positive office referrals for more than 10% of the school! WOW!
Take a second and think about the impact that this had on our community over the last four days. 10% of our students had a positive call home, their families got to celebrate them, teachers got to celebrate them, and their classmates got to celebrate them. The power of positivity is a real thing, you could feel the positive energy flowing through the hallways by the end of the week.
With just a day and a half left with students before a much needed break I know energy levels are low and patience is wearing thin. However, I’m going to ask our staff to stay focused on the positive and keep those positive office referrals coming!
Short week, short post, but if you’re interested in learning about the impact of thinking positively then give this TED Talk a try, great stuff!