Well done - or?
Like other teachers you may well have favourite and often over-used ‘Reward Phrases’, things you say when your students exhibit desirable behaviour.
Do you use phrases like “Well done”, “Good”, “Nice work”, or “Correct”?
I invite you to be more adventurous and write down what YOU would like someone to say about YOUR best work.
You could involve your teacher colleagues and get even more phrases, so that each of you has a broader and more exciting vocabulary to choose from. Ask your colleagues “What are your favourite Reward Phrases? Do you use just a few, are you wearing them out, and do you need some more? Can we take the time now to pick out some new ones to use in the coming weeks?”
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Teacher, facilitator and coach; Martin Richards trains educators to use a coaching approach all the work they do.