Words of Praise and Encouragement
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Remember to Share YOUR Appreciation with Classmates and Coworkers
Here are 150 phrases you can use.

Great! Phenomenal! Superb!
Cool! Out Of Sight! Excellent!
Unbelievable Work! Two Thumbs Up! You've Got It!
Way To Go! Terrific! Outstanding Performance!
You've Outdone Yourself! Marvelous! Your Help Counts!
Amazing Effort! Bravo! Exceptional!
Breathtaking! Wonderful! You're Special!
Keep Up The Good Work! First Rate Work! Fantastic Work!
You Should Be Proud! I Knew You Had It In You! Very Good!
Stupendous! Sensational! A+ Work!
What An Imagination! Awesome! You're A Great Example For Others!
You Made It Happen! You're A Real Trooper! It Couldn't Be Better!
Good For You! You're A Good Sport! You Made The Difference!
Take A Bow! Super Job! You're Unique!
It's Everything I Hoped For! How Thoughtful Of You! Nice Going!
You're A Class Act! Well Done! You're Inspiring!
How Artistic! You Go The Extra Mile! Hooray For You!
Great Answer! You Deserve A Hug! High Five!
Extra Special Work! Wow! You're Getting Better!
You're Tops! You're Amazing! What A Great Idea!
You Figured It Out You've Got What It Takes! You're Neat!
You're A Joy! You're A Shining Star! Spectacular Work!
You're #1! You Tried Hard! The Time You Put In Really Shows!
Remarkable! Far Out! How Extraordinary!
You're A Winner! You Came Through! That's Incredible!
5 Star Work! You're Super! You Can Do It!
You're The Greatest! Sweet! Great Effort!
How Original! What A Genius! You're A Natural!
Very Brave! You're A Pleasure To Know! Way To Go!
You're Sharp! Congratulations! I'm Proud Of You!
Thank You For Caring! I'm Impressed! You're Very Talented!
Great Discovery! You're A Champ! Right On!
You're So Kind! Thanks For Helping! You're A-OK!
Magnificent! You've Earned My Respect! You've Made Progress!
Outstanding Effort! Neat Work! I Love It!
Beautiful! Clever! Brilliant!
That's Perfect! Right On! Your Best Work!
Expressive! You've Improved! Keep It Up!
Nice One! Wicked! Incomparable!
Incredible! I Appreciate Your Help! Good Leadership!
Great Job! Stunning! You Rule!
That's Very Kind! Keep On Trying! You Make Me Smile!
You Rock! You're An Angel! That's The Way!
Good For You! A Job Well Done! You're A Good Friend!
Way To Use Your Head! Radical! Alright!
You're Very Patient! Wonderful! Way To Be Responsible!
Getting Better All The Time! Worthy Of An Oscar! Better Than Ever!
Super Duper! Great Dedication! Top Notch!
Hats Off To You! Spectacular! Good Try!
Very Courageous! I Like It! Great Enthusiasm!
Lovely! Very Resourceful! It's A Masterpiece!

Quotes relating to compliments and other words of encouragement:

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.  Anatole France

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.  Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Every empathic act that helps a child become what he or she wants to become, every expression of love toward children heals society and moves it in unexpected, wondrous new directions.  Lloyd deMause

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  Carl Jung

When you put faith, hope, and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.  Zig Ziglar

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which everyone who passes by leaves an impression.  Chinese Proverb

Internet Links to other web sites about compliments and other words of encouragement:

Co-operation games: Compliment beanbag  
Guidelines For Good Communication With Children    
Parent Connection: Praise and Encouragement  
The Special Language of Encouragement  
Words of Encouragement and Praise, by Robert Myers, PhD  


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