Mentioning values to the children whenever possible makes them take a much more mature attitude to school life. They also respond better to praise when they have proven to follow values like cooperation, respect and so on…
The students have loved learning about the values and always share when they have either shown a particular value or have seen others displaying our values in the classroom and in the playground. As a class teacher, it’s lovely having a positive set of “guidelines” we can constantly refer to to reinforce positive behaviour choices – also great that it is consistent across the school.
I think the values posters were a great idea. I decided to put my ones up on the wall in the office so I could share with all.
The children’s behaviour has always improved and they go out of their way to demonstrate each value.
For some it has even taught them new vocabulary and they can all clearly explain what each value means and the best ways to show it.
I believe it has also allowed me to build a better relationship with my class.
Useful for reinforcing g and challenging behaviour in a positive way.
I think by highlighting these values it allows the children to think and reflect on their behaviours and attitudes.