I've had a few behavioural problems in my classes over the past half-term, and I'd like to counteract the negative 'vibes' with some positivity. A colleague has advised me to send a positive email to the parents of a couple of pupils in each class every half-term. I'm really keen to do this because I think it's great for the pupils to be rewarded for work/effort and also to feel they're being acknowledged and not just forgotten among the 'negative' behaviour management of some of the other pupils. (Apologies for the clumsy wording, I'm exhausted!) My question is just whether this could lead to accusations of favouritism. I was planning to pick one boy and one girl from each class on the basis of grades, class effort/participation, and general behaviour, but I don't want those who are almost equally as good to feel 'left out' if their friend's parents receive an email and theirs don't. I'd plan obviously to email different sets of parents each half-term, but obviously as this will be the first time I've done it the pupils won't yet know this, and I don't want to create discord among the group. The idea is to motivate & reward, rather than the opposite! Has anyone been in a similar position before?