Sometimes, when you get in that mid April school year funk, you have to take action to prevent that spiral of burnout and negativity from consuming your life.
One of our staff (who is trying to remain anonymous as they work their magic, so I won’t drop names…) has started making the rounds and leaving positive messages for students on classroom desks. Almost the whole math department has gotten hit with the positive message bug at this point.
The best part is that this person doesn’t always tell the teachers that it’s happening, and does it after school, so teachers walk in to all this happiness in their classroom!
Our support staff and administration have also been writing positive notes to various students who bring that positive attitude to our building and handing them out during passing time. Just a wave of positive messages flying around the school makes this time of year so much easier to get through!