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25 Alternative Ways to Say Good Job

It’s easy to fall into the habit of saying “good job!” But according to research, “good job” isn’t always the best way to praise kids. Why? Experts argue that “good job” puts too much emphasis on the end product, rather than the process, and that it doesn’t give kids the kind of constructive, qualitative feedback they need to improve. That’s why we’ve pulled together some great, alternative ways to say good job. There are also some great conversation starters in here to help you engage with students and get them talking about their work.

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Posted by Stacy Tornio

Stacy Tornio is a senior editor with WeAreTeachers. Nearly everyone in her family is a teacher. So she decided to be rebellious and write about teachers instead.

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