I was lucky enough to participate in some training with Shonette, the lady that created spread the happiness.
I absolutely loved it! The energy Shonette has is great and I think the energy levels of children definitely rely on the energy given by the teacher too.
Shonette discusses how being happy impacts on children’s learning.
Every so often a phone alarm went off during the training, known as the dance alarm! This is when everyone stops and has a little dance.
How great would that be for the children? I would love to have a go at the dance alarm to lift children’s energy and happiness during different parts of the school day!
Shonette is well known for creating dough disco to help young children’s fine motor skills too!
There are so many activity ideas and videos for the early years on Shonettes website.
Take a look it’s great:
Shonette also discusses the term ‘Lemon suckers’ those members of staff that suck out your happiness! You may be in a great mood then something or someone just squeezes it out of you with negativity. Her advice is to write the names on a piece of paper and sing the song let it goooooo (we all know the tune) as you throw it out!🙈😂
I think this is a great idea! I think teachers always look at the bad. Look at what went wrong all the time but are hardly ever proud of what went right. Being acknowledged and appreciated for all of the hard work certainly makes my day! If all you hear is criticism you could easily think you aren’t doing a good job! ‘Let it go’ is definitely my motto after I come across any lemon suckers ☺️👌🏾.
Let me know your views!