Breaking the habit of hollow praise is not easy, so here is a list of 25 alternatives to "good job" plus a free printable poster to help you remember!

25 Alternatives to "Good Job"

Great ways to encourage and connect with your kids on a different level. Kids respond very well to encouragement, especially early in life. The more you encourage them, the more confident they will be in who they are.

Leuk: maak van elk kind een foto in een doos, en 'plak' die foto's aan elkaar.

Cutest classroom photo idea ever.

tattle telephone, press 1 to "leave a message" and tattle on someone- love it!

Teaching Besties: Tour Katie's Kindergarten Classroom--LOVE THIS! The kids "leave a message" for the teacher to hear later.

So true! #education #quotes

This is why PLCs and any time given for colleagues to a professional development session together is so essential and importantl!

or before you ACT... actions AND wrods and THOUGHTS and etc. =) Wrinkled Hearts: Bully Prevention Lesson | Squarehead Teachers

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal. Good first week of school activity or for an anti-bullying activity.

The 30 Best iPad Apps for KindergartenBrand New Birthday BoardHand Signal BookmarkTeaching Back to School ProceduresBook Study: Word Nerds Chapter 1

The 30 Best iPad Apps for KindergartenBrand New Birthday BoardHand Signal BookmarkTeaching Back to School ProceduresBook Study: Word Nerds Chapter 1 Más

I Love this poem!

Preschool poem-- beginning of year or frame for the hall?

A lovely poem to promote outside play

A lovely poem to promote outside play… Dirt on my shirt! Think I might have this book… To many to keep track of jeff foxworthy poem book I think

Learn how to make and use an experience book to boost language and literacy skills in toddlers, preschoolers, and children with language disorders. This is so easy, but SO effective for facilitating communication and sharing experiences!

Make an Experience Book to Build Language

Make an Experience Book to Build Language. Good for students with additional needs and also those with English as an additional language (use to build vocab). Could be turned into a personal living history project.

This is one of my favorite Ted talks of all time! (Is it dorky to have a favorite Ted talk?)

Every child deserves a champion--an adult who will never give up on them. These ideally should be their parents

An interesting look into a full day kindergarten schedule that incorporates play into their day! A great article for early childhood teachers to consider.

A Look at a Full Day Kindergarten Schedule

An interesting look into a full day kindergarten schedule that incorporates play into their day! A great article for early childhood teachers to consider. From The Kindergarten Connection

A sense of belonging

This is a great way to display family pictures! I love how it brings nature inside and connects all family trees together as one classroom family tree.

Inference Bags - write clues to go along with the bag. See if the kids can guess what's inside.

Inference Bags: Students fill with secret item. Write clues on a card and attach to outside. Put name on bag. Other students guess what is inside.

Crazy Bulletin Boards Antics

Save extra pieces of borders to create hats celebrating small victories in the classroom. What a simple and fun way to use that excess border!

School Supply Caddy

School Supply Caddy: Using a serving plate stand or even maybe a plant stand, you paint cans in whatever colors, get buckets and fill with school supplies or art supplies. Kids can use & put back easily. Go one step further and label each can.

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