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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."

More Student Management Ideas

Seating Arrangments
Volume Control
Australia
Line ’Em Up
Student Spotlight Week
Energy Patrol
Fire Drill Prep
Chair Stacker
Plant Water/Animal Feeding Schedule
Behavior Flowchart
Handwashing
Sponge Basket
Tea Time
Lifeskills
Guest Speaker
Random Rewards
Name Sticks
Specific Praise
Quick Finishes
Seating Arrangements
Earlybirds
Choice Cards
Lining Up
Chair Tilters
Certificate Ceremony
Job Assignments
Picking Partners
Attention Problems?
Provide Variety
Earned Privileges
Peace Maker Place
Picture Magnets
Rug Time
It’s What You Wear
Show and Tell Notebook
Weekly Meeting
Discipline Notes
Musical Cues
Board Eraser
Compliment Mailbox