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    Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    Hi teachers,
    I would like you to tell me a couple of sentences or just one, short ones please, for the students who have done very well on their homework. They really do a big effort to accomplish it.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by learning54; 26-May-2012 at 07:12.

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    I would like you to tell me a couple of sentences or just one, short ones please, for the students who have done very well on their homework. They really do a big effort to accomplish it.

    Thanks in advance.
    As an English teacher I would think that you could provide a few possibilities that we could review and comment upon.

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    You have _______ _____ ______ ______. I appreciate your _______.

    (I couldn't resist.)

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    A reminder: we don't "do" an effort, do we?

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    As an English teacher I would think that you could provide a few possibilities that we could review and comment upon.
    The ones I have are:

    a) Excellent!
    b) Great work!
    c) Well done!

    Are there better ones?

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    You have _______ _____ ______ ______. I appreciate your _______.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your suggestion.

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A reminder: we don't "do" an effort, do we?
    Hi,
    No, we don't. Make an effort is the right one. 'Make' and 'do' always drive crazy.

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    How about....
    'Stupendous!
    That could be just a little over the top.

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    Re: Please could you tell me one sentence for students who have done very well ...

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Learning:

    1. All the other posters have given you great suggestions.

    2. I wanted to gently suggest that there could be a negative aspect to writing words of praise on their homework.

    That is, humans being what they are, they always want more. For example, if you regularly write "Good work!" on

    their lessons, the words "Good work!" will lose their power and the students will no longer pay attention to them. On the

    other hand, if you stop writing "Good work!" they may feel hurt that you do not think their work continues to be "good."

    *****

    Everyone likes praise, of course. So I think that you might consider what some teachers do:

    1. Refrain from writing individual comments on lessons. (This will prevent students from comparing comments, which might lead to hurt feelings.)

    2. Orally thank the class on a regular basis for their conscientious work. Read aloud a good answer from every single student in the class (so that nobody feels left out). Don't mention names, however.

    3. Occasionally, give the class a treat (donuts, candy, etc.). Again tell them how touched you are that they are such

    good students.

    4. Maybe you could even arrange a field trip (to a museum, to a movie, etc.) to show your appreciation.

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