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Ways To Boost a Child's Self- Esteem

One of the main things about Andrew and his case was that he got very little praise and love from anyone in his life. A few neighbors and his teacher makes every bit of difference, but what if more people knew what kinds of kind words and actions to take with children? What if they knew of a different way to go about things with the youngsters around them? Please take the time to read this page.



· Use student names
· Shake hands with the students
· Have conversations with every student
· Provide multiple ways for students to be successful in your class
· Display student work
· Give each student a responsibility in the classroom
· Provide opportunities for student work to be judged by external audiences
· Take time to point out positive aspects of your students' work
· Never criticize a student's question
· Take time to help struggling students understand the material
· Try to get to know about the student's life outside of school
· Ask students about their other activities (ex. "How was the soccer game, Natalie?")
· Help students turn failure into positive learning experience
· Encourage students to take risks
· Provide opportunities for students to make their own decisions about certain aspects of your class
- maybe what kind of paper to use, what colors to make something, etc.
· Provide opportunities for students to work with each other
· Don't make assumptions about student behavior
· Allow students to suffer the consequences of their behavior - don't be overprotective
· Allow students to explore options in different situations
· Celebrate your student's achievements, no matter how small



100 Ways To Say “Very Good”

1. You’ve got it made.
2. That’s RIGHT!
3. That’s good.
4. You are very good at that.
5. You’re on the right track now!
7. You’re really working hard today.
8. Exactly right!
9. I’m proud of the way you worked today.
10. That’s coming along nicely.
11. That’s much better!
13. I’m happy to see you working like that.
14. You are doing that much better today.
15. Now you have it!
16. You are doing a good job!
17. You’ve just about got it.
18. That’s the best you have ever done.
19. THAT’S IT!
20. Not bad.
21. Now you’ve figured it out.
22. GREAT!
23. You are learning fast.
24. Congratulations!
25. I knew you could do it!
26. You really make my job fun.
27. Keep working on it, you’re getting better.
28. That’s quite an improvement.
29. Good for you!
30. You’re getting better everyday.
31. You make it look easy.
32. Couldn’t have done it better myself.
33. One more time and you’ll have it.
34. You did it that time!
35. That’s not half bad!
36. That’s the way!
37. Nice going!
38. WOW!
39. You haven’t missed a thing.
40. That’s the way to do it!
41. Keep up the good work!
42. That’s better.
44. Nothing can stop you now!!
46. FINE
47. That’s the best ever.
49. You’ve got your brain in gear today.
50. You’re really going to town!
54. Much better!
55. You’ve just about mastered that!
56. That’s better than ever.
57. Now that’s what I call a fine job.
58. You did that very well.
59. You must have been practicing.
60. You’re doing beautifully.
61. That’s great!
62. Right on!
63. You’re really improving.
64. Superb!
65. Good remembering!
66. Congratulations. You got (number of behaviors) right!
67. Keep it up!
68. You’ve got that down pat.
69. You did a lot of work today.
70. That’s IT!
71. Well look at you go!
72. Way to go!
73. I like that.
74. I’m very proud of you!
75. Good going!
77. That’s a good (boy/girl)
78. It’s a pleasure to teach when you work like that.
79. You remembered!
80. That’s really nice.
81. Good for you!
82. Good job, (name of child)
83. You figured that out fast.
84. That kind of work makes me happy.
85. I think you’ve got it now.
86. Now you have the hang of it!
87. You certainly did well today.
88. You’re doing fine!
89. Good thinking!
90. You are really learning a lot.
91. Keep on trying!
92. You outdid yourself today!
93. I’ve never seen anyone do it better.
94. That’s the right way to do it.
95. All right!
96. That was a good try!
97. Nice try!
100. That was first class work.

More to come as we find it!