Acknowledge Your Students’ Positive Behavior
SHOUT-OUTS are a way to acknowledge your students’ positive behavior and academic achievements in the classroom. When kids are cheering each other on, it positively influences classroom culture.
Scenarios for SHOUT-OUTS:
- •Saying thank you
- •Celebrating positive behavior or cooperation
- •Recognizing effort or perseverance
- •Rewarding academic performance
- •Praising individuals
- SHOUT-OUTS can be directed toward the whole class, one individual, small group, or pair. They can be offered by the teacher, one student, a group of students, or the whole class.
Examples of ShoutOuts
- •Teacher cues, “Let’s give a UNICORN SHOUT-OUT.” Students automatically put their finger on their head like a unicorn and say, “You’re magical.”
- •Teacher cues, “That deserves an Koala SHOUT-OUT.” Students immediately give a thumbs up and say, “That was Koala-ty work.”
- •Teacher says, “Give (student) a Drum Roll please.” Students quickly pat hands on thighs. After a few seconds, they clap hands together like cymbals while making a crashing sound.
- We have provided multiple ways to use and display SHOUT-OUTS.
- This resource includes:
- •Teacher reference sheets
- •Printable circles to create a classroom chart, ring, or bulletin board
- •Editable template to digitally create your own printable SHOUT-OUT poster
- •Posters (2 sizes) to create a SHOUT-OUT banner or display
- •Video examples of each SHOUT-OUT
- **To line up two-sided horizontal page layouts during printing, you may need to select the ‘short-edge binding’ printer setting option.**