Engage Your Students in Meaningful Ways with These Positive Hallway Conversations

If you see your students in the hallway, do you know what to say to them? If not, then these five positive hallway conversations I found on Twitter are here to help. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

If you see your students walking down the hallway, do you usually just ignore them because you don't know what to say? Use one of these five positive hallways conversations instead. Alex Corbitt posted an infographic featuring five different ways you can communicate with your students if you see them in the hallway. The ideas and infographic come from Aaron Hogan. You can see the infographic below.

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The infographic challenges teachers to try something different this week. Instead of just letting your students walk by you, address them by their name and wish them luck on an upcoming game or other school-wide event, take the time to thank them for meeting expectations, or ask if everything's all right if you notice they are having a bad day. This will help you seem more approachable and prove to your students that they are individuals, and not just a grade to you.

Do you ever talk to your students in the hallways? What conversation starters do you use?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.