Students use the Anonymous Compliment Board to celebrate the positive acts and statements that they witness each other performing and saying.
- Cognitive: Students will be able to acknowledge their peer’s positive efforts and acts.
- Affective: Students may feel more respected and valued when others notice their positive acts and words.
A whiteboard/poster board/designated space, Post‐its, Pens/Markers
In your classroom, mount a board to the wall and designate it as the Accomplishment Board for the class.
||Encourage students to celebrate both small “wins”.|
Optional: Suggest to students that they add something to the board at least once a week.
|Suggest students consider behavior they see in and out of class.|
||Optional: If it is taking time to have people post anything on the board, consider making it an anonymous box where everyone puts a piece of paper every day even if they leave it blank. Then one person would put the posts up on the board at the end of the day.|
How did you feel after the activity? Did students participate and seem engaged? Remember to ask the students to share their feedback on the activity: What went well? What suggestions do they have for making the activity better? Think about what you might do differently next time.
Emotional Intelligence Tips
- Add to the board often when you notice students’ positive acts and words
- Encourage students to encourage others’ efforts and read the board frequently