December 29, 2004

99 Ways to say "Good job"

Here I am on vacation and still thinking about teaching!

Hope this (long) list is of some help. On the theory that positive comments are more valuable than negative, perhaps this list will help. It's an old list and it's been around and some of it is obvious, but it may be helpful to remind ourselves of the value of being positive with students.

1. You're on the right track now!
2. You're doing a good job!
3. You did a lot of work today.
4. Now you've figured it out.
5. That's RIGHT!
6. Now you have the hang of it.
7. That's the way!
8. You're really going to town.
9. You're doing fine.
10. Now you have it!
11. Nice going.
12. That's coming along nicely.
13. That's great
14. You did it that time!
15. GREAT!
18. Good for you.
19. You outdid yourself today.
21. That's better.
22. Exce11ent!
23. That's a good boy/girl!
24. Good job, (Robert)!
25. That's the best you've ever done.
26. Good going!
27. Keep it up.
28. That's really nice.
29. WOW!
30. Keep up the good work!
31. Much better!
32. Good for you!
33. That's very much better.
34. Good thinking!
35. Exactly right!
36. SUPER!
37. Nice going.
38. You make it look easy.
39. I've never seen anyone do it better.
40. You are doing that much better today.
41. Way to go!
42. Not bad.
44. You're getting better every day.
46. I knew you could do it.
47. Keep working on it; you're getting better
48. You're doing beautifully.
49. You're really working hard today.
50. That's the way to do it!
51. Keep on trying!
52. THAT'S it.
53. Nothing can stop you now.
54. You1ve got it made!
55. You are very good at that..
56. You are learning fast.
57. I'm very proud of you.
58. You certainly did well today.
59. You've just about got it.
60. That's good.
61. Jim -- happy to see you working like that.
62. Jim -- proud of the way you worked today.
63. That's the right way to do it.
64. You are really learning a lot.
65. That's better than ever.
66. That's quite an improvement.
67. That kind of work makes me very happy.
69. You've figured it out.
71. That's not half bad.
72. FINE!
73. You've got your brain in gear today.
74. That's IT!
75. WOW! figured that out fast,
76. You remembered!
77. You're really improving.
78. I think you've got it now.
79. Well look at you go!
80. You've got that down pat.
83. I like that.
84. Couldn't have done it better myself.
85. Now that's what I call a fine job.
86. You did that very well.
87. Congratulations!
88. That was first class work.
89. Right on!
91. That's the best ever.
92. Good remembering.
93. You haven't missed a thing.
94. It's a pleasure to teach when you work like that.
95. You really make my job fun.
96. Congratulations! You got (number) right!
97. You've just about mastered that.
98. One more time and you'll have it.
99. You must have been practicing.
----Creative Teaching December 2004 Newsletter

Source: Creative Teaching Web site periodic newsletter Posted by niganit at December 29, 2004 12:46 PM
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