Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thing #10 Motivating Memos

I enjoyed using these tools and creating silly motivational messages. I would like to use these tools to make posters for my classroom with important information or motivational reminders. I can also see where using these tools could make assignment instructions more interesting for students. They are more likely to read a cartoon or silly saying than they are to read a long-winded handout. Using these tools would remind me to pare down the instructions to the essential elements students will remember. Reminders of when projects are due is another use for these creative message makers. As I plan for next year, my goal is to use more creative means of communicating, and I will use these resources to design more motivating memos.

















































8 comments:

bookeatersclub said...

Glad to see that you are back to having fun with Library2Play. I think you found a fun way to get your student's attention!

librarylion said...

I like your humorous posters. You're right, students do tend to respond better to messages sent with a sense of fun.

susiebg said...

Using the cartoons as a way to communicate both with parents and students is a great idea.

RubyRed said...

Awesome! You must be a very creative teacher, because I think your ideas on how to use silly motivational messages to pare down to the essentials of rubrics for student projects are a stroke of genius! Where did you get the Fortune cookie? That was my favorite!

Sally said...

I love your pictures and comments. I'm going to use the fortune cookie for my classroom.

Let's Keep Reading said...

I like the idea of assignment instructions. I just attended a conference where Harry Wong was speaking. He has wonderful ideas for organizing and maintaining classroom control. He is big on posting procedures for everything and these tools would be a great to present them to the students.

Sue said...

I am going to steal your fortune cookie idea, if that's okay with you. I think it's a great idea to use humor with students - it makes everyone's day a lot brighter. Thanks for the chuckle!

d said...

I am going to use some humorous motivational memos too. Thanks for the great samples.