Earlier this week I found the article linked to below, written by an Edublogger about teachers signing their students’ yearbooks.
We understand the time pressures on teachers – especially as the school year draws to a close, but imagine how useful, inspiring and motivating students will find a personally written message about what they have achieved, and could achieve in the future and what qualities their teachers have seen in them. Compared with a swift and general ‘good luck’ message, a sentence or two going more in-depth will really lift students spirits moving toward their own path in life.
Perhaps you are teaching a particular student’s strongest subject, in which case let them know how much they excelled and what options could be open to them after education. Point out any particular part a student played in a major achievement representing the school such as sporting events, subject conventions or during school trips.
Follow these links for many more positive ideas for signing students’ yearbooks: