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{April 25, 2009}   Thinking aloud

Yesterday as I was coming back home I recalled something a friend of mine said on a meeting and I thought: What’s the use of lying to your fellow teachers about silly things? I really don’t care about other’s private lives, but when the truth is so evident, I don’t want to listen to so many lies…

This relates to one of my beliefs related to teaching: you are a model for your students. Not only a language model, but a life one.

You should be tender, caring and respectful.

You should be punctual, tidy and responsible.

Your students will love being like you.

If you have a “not so good” day, don’t make your students realize it.

If you are tired, sad or angry, smile. Your studetns love your smile.

Praise your students.

If you need some ideas, why don’t you check these ones?

101 Ways to Praise a Child!*

WOW • WAY TO GO SUPER • YOU’RE SPECIAL • OUTSTANDING • EXCELLENT •
GREAT•
GOOD • NEAT WELL DONE • REMARKABLE • I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT • I’M PROUD OF YOU • FANTASTICSUPER STAR • NICE WORK • LOOKING GOOD • YOU’RE ON TOP OF IT • BEAUTIFUL • NOW YOU’RE FLYING • YOU’RE CATCHING ON • NOW YOU’VE GOT IT • YOU’RE INCREDIBLE • BRAVO • YOU’RE FANTASTIC HURRAY FOR YOU • YOU’RE ON TARGETYOU’RE ON YOUR WAY • HOW NICE • HOW SMART • GOOD JOB • THAT’S INCREDIBLE • HOT DOG • DYNAMITE • YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL • YOU’RE UNIQUE • NOTHING CAN STOP YOU NOW GOOD FOR YOU • I LIKE YOU
YOU’RE A WINNER • REMARKABLE JOB • BEAUTIFUL WORK • SPECTACULAR • YOU’RE SPECTACULAR • YOU’RE DARLING YOU’RE PRECIOUS • GREAT DISCOVERY • YOU’VE DISCOVERED THE SECRET • YOU FIGURED IT OUT • FANTASTIC JOB • HIP, HIP, HURRAY • BINGO • MAGNIFICENT • MARVELOUS TERRIFIC • YOU’RE IMPORTANTPHENOMENAL • YOU’RE SENSATIONAL • SUPER WORK • CREATIVE JOB • SUPER JOB • FANTASTIC JOB • EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE • YOU’RE A REAL TROOPER • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE • YOU ARE EXCITING • YOU LEARNED IT RIGHT • WHAT AN IMAGINATION •WHAT A GOOD LISTENER • YOU ARE FUN • YOU’RE GROWING UP • YOU TRIED HARD • YOU CARE • BEAUTIFUL SHARING • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE • YOU’RE A GOOD FRIEND • I TRUST YOU • YOU’RE IMPORTANT • YOU MEAN A LOT TO ME • YOU MAKE ME HAPPY • YOU BELONG • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND • YOU MAKE ME LAUGH • YOU BRIGHTEN MY DAY • I RESPECT YOU • YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME • THAT’S CORRECT • YOU’RE A JOY • YOU’RE A TREASURE • YOU’RE WONDERFUL • YOU’RE PERFECT • AWESOME • A+ JOB • YOU’RE A-OK MY BUDDY • YOU MADE MY DAY • THAT’S THE BEST • A BIG HUG • A BIG KISS • SAY I LOVE YOU!


More here.

Teach with the example, teach by doing.

*Extracted from a display poster I’ve got in my classroom 🙂

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