Encouraging Children

Children need both encouragement and praise.

  • Make your encouragement personal.
  • Give specific and direct praise. Reword your praising words from fatigue and general (“That’s good”) to a personal and specific (“I like the way you are working on that paragraph”).
  • Give encouragement until a task is done well. Then praise the student for a job well done.
  • Empty praise is frustrating to the student and does not produce the sustained effort needed to finish a difficult lesson.

Words to Encourage

  • Keep Going-you are getting it…because.
  • You are trying very hard…because.
  • I know that you can do it….because .
  • I like the way you are focusing.
  • You are my star student today because…
  • I know sounding out words is difficult.
  • Your persistence has paid off.
  • You are putting forth wonderful effort and really learning a lot.
  • Keep up the good work.
  • I like the way you self-corrected yourself.
  • You are my star student today because…
  • That is the mark of an excellent student.

Words to Praise

  • Well done!
  • Great effort-it really paid off.
  • 100% Perfect
  • Excellent work.
  • I am proud of you!
  • Good going.
  • You are really moving now.

By Jenny Beaumont, Swan Learning Center, www.swanlearningcenter.com


COVID 19 UPDATE / Summer Camp

  • We are open and here for you!

    We know ensuring a quality education for children during Online School is difficult, so we have begun offering in-person Distance Education Support. In a socially distanced environment, we help guide your students through the pitfalls to success with online learning, helping coordinate Zoom calls, and keeping track of online work/due dates.

    Summer is a great time to catch up on any academic gaps due to Covid-19 and online learning realities. Our Summer Camps help students get ahead and gain confidence in their abilities before the new school year begins.

    Limited spaces will fill up soon. Feel free to call the center to speak to a director or if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you soon!