Photo Booth Fun

  "After the stress of getting our hair and nails done and dressing up, the dance and Photo Booth let us be ourselves."  2015 Mitchell Hepburn Grad   It was a great night! The students and their families were treated to a special night as we celebrated the graduating students of 2015. After all the certificates and awards were presented it was time to let off some steam and have fun. This is what graduation is all about. Celebrating and having fun, not stressing about awards or marks. And as you can see from the picture above the students certainly had fun. If you've never had a Photo Booth at a graduation ceremony or other event I would highly recommend it. Get lots of props, a good backdrop, some lighting, good music and you're set. The kids will take over and have the time of their lives. The night flew by with...
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Graduation, Awards and Celebrations

  “Like any other tool for facilitating the completion of a questionable task, rewards offer a "how" answer to what is really a "why" question.” ~ Alfie Kohn   It was the summer leading into my first teaching assignment that I read Alfie Kohn's book "Punished by Rewards." It had a huge impact on how I decided my classroom would function. It was an idea that I really hadn't thought deeply about because growing up playing lots of sports I was blessed with a large trophy case to display all my awards. Thinking back on my younger days, however, I really didn't pay much attention to the awards and trophies. They were just there, in my trophy case for all to see. I was more concerned about participating and playing with my friends. I wasn't playing for the trophies. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to win, but the award at...
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