Interviewer: Our end of the day procedure is a chance for students to record in their daily planner, usually something that they learned from that day. We sometimes try to come up with a way to stump our parents, something we feel really great about learning that we think maybe our parents don’t know. So we’ll formulate a question to stump our parents with.
We record that into our planner, and they bring that for me to see. It gives me a time to check in individually with the student to thank them for their choices, and for working hard and really thinking hard all day.
At the end of the day I like to incorporate some type of physical touch, whether it’s a hand on their shoulder or a squeeze and release hug. I just want to assure them that I’ve been very aware of their presence in my room all day. When we say, “See you tomorrow,” I feel like it’s a really genuine like, “I’ll miss you.”