No, No, No

As teachers prepare their classrooms for students returning to school next week, I’m reminded of my first year teaching elementary school at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary. Mrs. Marcos, our principal, instituted a new discipline plan in which we were to “Catch ’em doing good” focusing on positive student behaviors.

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She insisted the wording of class rules must be in positive terms so that No Running in the Hall became Walk in the Hallway. No Fighting and No Name-calling became Keep Your Hands, Feet, and Mouth to Yourself.

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I wonder how she would have modified all of the NO signs I’ve seen this summer.

So many signs, so many NO’s.

I wonder if this symbol would have been an acceptable substitute for no?

IMG_3822No No signs permitted…let’s keep it positive!