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Running out of ways to say: "Well done?" on your students' pages?

Here's a list of alternatives for you:

For an A student:

  • Great job
  • Good effort
  • Nice, nicely done, nice job
  • Brilliant
  • You worked hard
  • Fabulous
  • Terrific
  • Outstanding
  • Well done
  • What an achievement
  • Admirable
  • First class
  • First-rate
  • Marvelous
  • Magnificent
  • Stupendous
  • Super
  • Exceptional
  • Commendable
  • Superior
  • Wonderful
  • Welll worth reading!
  • Excellent
  • Be proud of yourself

Motivational phrases:
Best accompanied with SPECIFIC instructions for improvement - and delivered via the "sandwich" method: a positive comment, then the "negative," then finish with an upbeat, positive comment, e.g.:

"Try again, John. You're great at ELA. Maybe you can use those skills to help you with your word problems here in math class - think of them as stories. You're good at comprehension."

  • Try again
  • Don't give up
  • I have faith in you
  • Next time you'll do better
  • Need help? I'm here
  • You can do this, just practice.
  • Extra time on this subject will help - I know you'll put the effort in to succeed
  • Let's talk about this - together we can improve your grade - I know you can do this



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