#thankastudent

For many of us the year is winding down. With a little more than a month (or less) to go the discussion seems to be around finishing. Whether its finishing strong, like how Bethany Hill talks about here or about counting down those days till kids leave and just surviving. Teachers, students, principals and parents are looking towards that finish line for the year.

This also the time that we begin to reflect on the year. What was good, what was bad. What will we do again, what will we never do again. We thank our staff, thank parents and thank each other. But are we thanking our students?

Sure we might thank them when they walk in the door in the morning, turn in their assignments, or stop continually sharpening that pencil. But do we really appreciate them? We have Teacher Appreciation Week, Principal Appreciation, Administrative Assistants week and so on. But how about Student Appreciation?

I know some schools do have things they do and awards they give but I’m thinking more about appreciation for the day to day things kids do, things that make us smile, laugh and sometimes shake our heads. We need to honor all our students not just the ones who get good grades, score high on the SAT, or are compliant.

So lets #thankastudent Lets use these last weeks of school to celebrate the awesome things our students do, be they academic or not. Share the great things you see everyday and lets remember the whole reason we do what we do, kids

Heres some kid skateboarding cuz kids and skateboarding are awesome

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Published by Rummages&Ramblings

Educator, reader, thinker, skateboarder, bike rider, coffee drinker, runner, fun lover On twitter @bdicksonnv

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  1. Ben,
    What a great idea! There are so many things to #thankastudent for. My students are in kindergarten, so we don’t take tests and get “good grades.” I do sometimes appreciate the compliant ones too much, though. They all do, however, “make me smile, laugh and sometimes shake my head.” I can be thankful to them for that.

    I love that focus to finish the year! I will make it a point to tell them so. Thank you for sharing. I was glad to see your blog featured for #edblogaday.

    Warm regards,
    Denise

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  2. Thanks Denise
    I think this time of the year gets so hectic and we sometimes can loose focus with countdowns, tests, packing and thinking about the future. For many of our friends this is the most stressful time of the year, they are leaving the safety of their class and facing an unknown.

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