Changing Attitudes & Behavior

When other French teachers mention that they have a tough behavioral class…I immediately mention Verbathon. My favorite success story is about a little boy who gave so much attitude and behavior that he would destroy my classroom. Closer to the end of the year…he tried Verbathon for the first time and got the fastest time in the class. He got faster and faster…and his became the time to beat. The more success he had the more his behavior changed not only towards me, but also his attitude towards French. His team won the championship that year and he also won the French award when he graduated grade six.

— Kelly Murray, Ontario