by Kerrie Houseworth, Monkey Class Teacher
Many studies indicate that labeling students can have a detrimental effect on their self image, and, ultimately, their success. While this is often true, the Monkey Class is reversing this negative potential. Instead, we are using labels to identify positive behavior.
We are kind. We are loving.
We are sensitive to the needs of others.
We are “Bucket Fillers”.
The Monkey class has always tried to focus on the behavior we want to see. We just haven’t had a label for it. This past year, after reading the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, and a short lesson on kindness, we decided to make a pledge that we will be Bucket Fillers.