Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What to Say Instead of "Good Job"

As I've observed this week, I've seen amazing things from many of you. You are all working so well with your students, and your teachers really enjoy having you in the classroom. One thing I've noticed fairly consistently is the use of "Good job!" when a student does something well. While it's perfectly okay to say "Good job!", it's time to take your teaching to the next level by improving your communication with students. Some of you have mastered this already, but it's always good to know the research and theory behind an idea. Our idea is to improve how we praise students, no matter where we are at right now--every one can grow!

These articles will help you get started.

And a few reminders:
1. Go directly to your placement and back to school each day.

2. Don't visit relatives or friends in their classrooms. It's disruptive, especially at the beginning of the year.

3. Don't wear tank tops or short skirts and shorts.

4. Don't interrupt the work of another EIP student or teacher.

On your blog today (4 posts):
Pre-assessment
Praise goals (after you finish the readings on praise)
What Do You See? activity
Personality test results: "I am _______________ and this fits me because..."

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