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Old 10-21-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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"Suzy, I like how you are sitting up straight"
"Thank you, Joe, for listening carefully"
"Bobby, you are being so helpful to your partner, thank you"
. I did this when I taught second graders for decades. It felt positive and worked perfectly with younger students. In no way did it feel fake because I was pointing out real behavior. Most kids wanted to match the praised behavior.

I never said, "I'm so proud of Alice for sitting up and listing." I never made the praise about pleasing me, the teacher.

Not certain how it goes over with older children but I appreciated the atmosphere of pointing out what appropriate behavior looks like. We taught Boys Town Behavior Skills and being positive blended nicely with those skills taught.
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