In my last blog ‘What words work for you? Shaping children’s behaviours in your early years classroom’ I mentioned that one of my favourite ‘words that work’ is ‘Thanks’… as in… “Close the door. Thanks.” Upon reflection, I thought it may be helpful to explain that I use ‘Thanks’ in this context because I am expecting that the door WILL be closed — it is not a choice, it is not a ‘please’, it is not a ‘can you?’.
I also use ‘Thanks’ to show appreciation and gratitude… as in… ‘Thanks for bringing the green tree frog, Alistair,’ or ‘Thanks for the great idea, Hilary’.
‘Thanks‘ is always positive.
Lastly, ‘Thanks’ to those early years teachers who have kindly taken the time to share their ‘Top 3 Words that work.’
Do you have 3 favourite ‘words that work’ to add to the list before it is compiled and published on Thursday?