Creating the weather

 I'm going to get in touch with his Mom and let her know how her child behaves.

Many middle school teachers have said these words… Including me. 

I have a child in one of my classes who is very excited about learning.  He has many learning disabilities, but none of those issues keep him from enthusiastically wanting to answer questions in front of his peers. I would estimate that gets the correct answer about 50% of the time.   He smiles. He is engaging.  It is so obvious that he loves learning and wants to contribute positively the atmosphere in the classroom.

 … I'm going to let his mom know today.  

So often, we arr so focused on the negative behaviors of our middle school children that we forget that we need to positively recognize the correct behaviors. 

 I can't wait until his mother receives this email!