ERIC Number: ED305759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Recognition Programs.
Klesse, Edward J.; Biernat, Nancy A.
Practitioner, v15 n3 Apr 1989
Rewarding students for their achievements enhances self-esteem and confidence. These positive feelings permeate the school, improve the general climate, and raise the level of school pride. New and traditional methods of recognizing student groups such as a welcoming assembly, a spirit banner contest, and senior privileges can make students feel special. Among other effective student recognition techniques are student-of-the-month programs, birthday announcements, and special interest programs sponsored by academic departments. Many schools have developed outstanding student recognition programs. Examples from the following schools illustrate the possibilities: (1) Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona; (2) Fremont Senior High School in Fremont, Nebraska; (3) Yarmouth Junior-Senior High School in Yarmouth, Maine; (4) Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas; (5) Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio; (6) Boyd R. Larson Middle School in Troy, Michigan; (7) Irvington Middle School in Irvington, New York; and (8) Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, Georgia. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Awards, Educational Environment, Program Descriptions, Recognition (Achievement), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Esteem, Student Motivation
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.50 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.