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Old 10-21-2017, 12:32 PM
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I think the praise should be less about you, and more about what the child is doing.

For example, my praise looks like this:

"Tony has his pencil out and is looking at the board That shows responsibility."

"Thank you Mary for showing the class what patience looks like. She is standing in line and waiting her turn. That shows patience."

"Mark is sitting cross cross with his hands in his lap. He is showing me he is ready to listen to the story."

Those praises show the desired behavior. The kids in my school respond really fast to this. They love the attention they get and they know what's expected.

I can't see using it every minute, but definitely a few times in a ten minute period.

Instead of "I like" try "I notice"

"I notice that Jane is--- thank you Jane!"
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