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Specific Praise

As teachers we often praise students by saying "great job" or "terrific." And we use these praises so often that students may not be too sure exactly what we are referring to. They have probably heard these words used differently by many teachers throughout their education. In order to make these comments more meaningful to your kids, tell them a specific reason why they did such a great job, or what in particular is so terrific. For example, instead of simply saying "Wow, what a great report," also say "I really like the way you looked up at the audience and seemed to know your subject so well."

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Quick Finishes
Lining Up
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Name Sticks
Show and Tell Notebook
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Provide Variety
Handwashing
Compliment Mailbox
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Energy Patrol
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Earned Privileges
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