At a recent teacher inservice at ABC the staff met to review the faculty handbook. The teachers were divided into teams of two and instructed to use visuals to illustrate thirty topics. Ten minutes later, the presentations began. All were memorable but one became very personal when Amee Dobson and Angelica Estrada walked into the room as Mrs. Pugh and me. They proceed to mimic our interaction with children using the “Give Me Five” behavior technique.
1. Eyes on speaker
2. Lips closed
3. Ears listening
4. Sit or stand up straight
5. Hands and feet quiet
Our Positive Behavior Support Assemblies always begin with announcing “Give Me Five.” It delights me to watch two-hundred and fifty students quickly respond to all five statements while anxiously awaiting what comes next.
Mrs. Dobson and Mrs. Estrada perfectly captured the verbal exchange that often goes on between Mrs. Pugh and me. As laughter filled the room, I smiled knowing, it was going to be a bright year!