As teachers, we often have to send out emails regarding a child’s behavior or issues that may be going on in class. I remember learning in college, (before email) how important it is to send out as many positive notes as I do “not so positive” ones. I sometimes forget how important that is.
This evening, I received an email from one of Drew’s teachers with just his name in the message line. Of course, the first thing I thought was, “Ugh, what did he do….or not do.” I opened it and instead, found a lovely email from his Social Studies teacher telling me how well he was doing and that he currently he has an A in the class!! It might still be early in the school year, but he’s off to a good start!! I made him come down and read it himself. He only muttered a “hmph” but I saw the smile he was trying to hide from me slip out the corner of his mouth.
I do try to send out those positive emails and notes when I can. Now, I feel like I want to try even harder. It felt so good to be on the receiving end of one tonight. I think I will go and write one right now!