Yesterday morning I had the chance to go for a quick visit at my school. The kids were all excited to see us and we had a wonderful morning. While we were there, our cooperating teacher explained to us a new classroom management/respect tool she was trying out. It is based on the book “How full is your Bucket? For Kids” by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmever. The idea is that the children recognize when they are filling someone’s bucket up (ex. helping them or giving a compliment) or emptying someone’s bucket out (ex. saying something mean to them) It seems to be working really well and the students are getting along great. A lot of new friendships are forming in the classroom community. While we are on the subject of friendship, check out this video. Have a great weekend and if your lucky enough to be on holidays, have a great reading week! Im off to the mountains to hit the slopes for a few days.