Praise does bring more than smiles. Praise leads to more and better learning, too, especially with struggling readers. Children with reading problems often do not receive many words of approval. They are often repeatedly criticized by teachers, parents, and even other students. This is especially true as they get older. Sometimes they withdraw, and sometimes they act out.
Praise is very important to their confidence, but to be effective, it should be meaningful, specific, and honest.
Be sure to read my Blog Post: ALL Happy Students Learn Better. This applies to all learners, but especially those who are struggling.
Here are a few different ways to say “Good Job.”
Be Proud of Yourself!
Brought Your A Game!
Four Star General!
On the Ball!
Out of sight!
You blew my mind!
You’re really getting better at _ _ _ _ _!
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