101 Phrases for Teachers to Encourage a Child

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As teachers, we want our students to buy into what we are selling. Establishing meaningful rapport is half the battle. Most children, by nature, want to please the adults in their lives, including their teachers. They seek out praise and are overjoyed when they are recognized for their achievements. Teachers should celebrate in their students' successes. We are called to be molders and shapers, but we should also be master motivators offering continuous encouragement. Great teachers develop an arsenal of vocabulary that allows them to encourage a child creatively and continuously throughout each day. Try out these encouraging words:

  1. A+ Work!
  2. Amazing!
  3. Astonishing!
  4. Awesome!
  5. Beautiful!
  6. BINGO!
  7. Boom goes the dynamite!
  8. Bravo!
  9. Breathtaking!
  10. Brilliant!
  11. Bueno!
  12. Clever!
  13. Congratulations!
  14. Cool!
  15. En feugo!
  16. Excellent!
  17. Exceptional!
  18. Extraordinary!
  19. Fantastic!
  20. Far out!
  21. Good!
  22. Good for you!
  23. Good thinking!
  24. Grand slam!
  25. Great answer!
  26. Great discovery!
  27. Great job!
  28. Hip, Hip Hurray!
  29. Hole in one!
  30. Hot dog!
  31. How did you do that!?
  32. Hurray!
  33. I believe in you!
  34. I knew you could do it!
  35. I love how you did that!
  36. I love it!
  37. I'm proud of you!
  38. Incredible!
  39. Looking good!
  40. Magnificient!
  41. Marvelous!
  42. Neat!
  43. Neat-O!
  44. Nice job!
  45. Nothing can stop you now!
  46. Now you've got it!
  47. On target!
  48. Outstanding!
  49. Perfect!
  50. Per-Fect-O!
  51. Phenomenal!
  52. Remarkable!
  53. Right on!
  54. Sensational!
  55. Slam dunk!
  56. Spectacular!
  57. Stupendous!
  58. Super!
  59. Super Duper!
  60. Super Star!
  61. Super work!
  62. Superb!
  63. Sweeeeeet!
  64. Take a bow!
  65. Terrific!
  66. Thank you!
  67. That's amazing!
  68. That's correct!
  69. Top notch!
  70. Touchdown!
  71. Tremendous!
  72. Unbelievable!
  73. Very good!
  74. Very impressive!
  75. Way to go!
  76. We have a winner!
  77. Well done!
  78. What a genius!
  79. What an imagination!
  80. Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!
  81. Wonderful!
  82. Wow!
  83. Wow-zers!
  84. Yeeeesss!
  85. You can do it!
  1. You got it!
  2. You figured it out!
  3. You just blew me away!
  4. You just hit a homerun!
  5. You just made my day!
  6. You rock!
  7. You're #1!
  8. You're a winner!
  9. You're on fire!
  10. You're one of a kind!
  11. You're out of this world!
  12. You're precious!
  13. You're so creative!
  14. You're so smart!
  15. You're special!
  16. You're the best!