Brandy Peterson and Lianna Wood ROCK!
Why Brandy and Lianna are Superstars
Now, “catching students while being good” is a tried and true strategy. Volunteers are regularly instructed to celebrate students’ achievements to encourage more positive interactions or behaviors. (As a basic example, a tutor might tell a student who has a history of not listening to instructions, “You did a great job listening to me while I explained the directions. That made me feel appreciated and it will help make this assignment easier for you.”)
Brandy and Lianna took this practice to a completely new level last month. As you’ll read below, it made quite an impact, leaving their girls speechless.
Fortune Cookies as “Recognition, Encouragement & Appreciation Cookies”
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Where this Strategy Came From
Lianna and Brandy contributed this strategy on the America Learns Network. The strategy was then made available not only to Girls For A Change coaches, but also to the thousands of tutors, mentors, coaches and student teachers who are using the Network to report their progress, reflect on their recent sessions, and get the support they need to reach their goals.
To date, more than 2,600 strategies have been contributed by members of the America Learns Network community.