Friday, 11 May 2012
As a teacher, I have used praise and rewards for all sorts of reasons. It can be so effective to single out individuals for their efforts. Maybe we don't do this so much as adults, to other adults.
Harry was on the school praise bench today. He was sooo proud of himself. And he was up seeing the Headteacher for his efforts yesterday as well. And it was because, in his words, he 'did good sewing'. Well done little bloke.
Harry seems to have really calmed down an matured at the moment. He has sometimes been a bit more challenging than my oldest but that is so much part of him. He gets so engrossed in what he is doing, it is very difficult to pull him away from his 'building' for example. So we might pop upstairs at 9 o'clock and there he is, scraping through the lego searching for the last couple of pieces he needs.