High-fives Road to Better Education?

December 13, 2008

UK (ChattahBox) – Training teachers are being encouraged to give students at troubled schools high-five’s in an effort to create a bond that will hopefully make them more eager to please with their academic performance.

Si Iain Hall, training director of Future Leaders, is also suggesting a method that requires students to stand in a circle and cheer as each one is personally being told that they are appreciated, in an effort to bolster self esteem and give them a sense of self-importance. It is a technique that has been used in other school before as well, and while it has it’s supporters, there are also many who think it will be undermining the authority of the teachers with students who already have an attitude problem.

But Sir Iain is adamant about the approach of using direct contact and touch as a way of establishing a friendly relationship.

“Whether it is a high-five, it is touching a child’s hand, it is shaking their hands, we teach our Future Leaders to stand at the classroom door and greet every kid who comes through it. It’s about establishing positive relationships all the time, shaking the hands of kids that go past, giving those high-fives.”

This method is being backed by the UK government.


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