I was inspired during the summer of 2015 during a Twitter chat when a classroom teacher stated she made one positive phone call home every day. I thought, "I can do that!" For two school years now, I have identified one student each day I am at school to receive the #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay. During the 2015-2016 school year, I made calls for 130 different students and this past year, 2016-2017, I made calls for 135 different students.
This started as a way for me to share the positive things happening at my school and acknowledge our awesome students. It has turned out to be the best part of my day. Students have been surprised, teachers have been pleased, and parents have been thankful. A couple parents have even cried...but that's a good thing!
You can follow me on Twitter @PrincipalFrench or search #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay to see the daily recipients and read a bit about why they were selected. This past year there were about 30 different educators who used this hashtag and made regular, positive phone calls home.