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Teacher: Kathleen Leadley who teaches at Wilder ES in Green Bay, WI. Kathleen Leadley can be contacted at

Name of Best Practice: Give-a-Hand Wall of Fame

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To promote social and personal responsibility by showcasing outstanding student behavior.

Suggested Grade Level: K-5

Materials Needed: Available space on a wall or bulletin board, cut out figures that resemble a hand, and certificates.

Give-a-Hand Wall of Fame

The purpose of Give-a-Hand Wall of Fame is to publicly recognize outstanding social behavior. Examples of such behavior may include, but is certainly not limited to: inviting others to be included in an activity, sharing words of encouragement, complimenting another person's efforts, or being willing to help others.

When a student is observed exhibiting outstanding social behavior their names are placed on the Give-a-Hand Wall of Fame. To make "the wall" as attractive as possible, teachers are encouraged to cut out a figure that resembles a hand, and write the students name on the hand before attaching it to the wall. Additionally teachers are encouraged to provide each Give-a-Hand recipient with a certificate acknowledging their achievement.

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Posted on PEC: 10/2/2001 and has received 87 votes.

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