Ways of Saying "Good Job!"
you sounding like a broken
record when you attempt to communicate with your
It is important to try to catch
skaters in a
positive moment and reward them with praise, but the comment should
fit the circumstances and it must be sincere or students will dismiss
it as being gratuitous.
Here's a list of
communicate positive progress to your skater or
on the right track
really working hard
have been practicing!
it that time!
brain is really
outdid yourself today!
you could do it.
proud of the way you
the best you've
the way to do it.
proud of your effort
getting the hang of
was first class!
should be proud of
It is much more effective to
positive statement while also acknowledging the individual by their
Frequent communication with the
learner and parents forms the basis of a long lasting relationship of
progress reports and interventions to assist in jump starting a
plateau and/or correcting minor deficiencies before they can derail the
Personal communications to parents
skater's progress is an important part of maintaining their interest
and support. Email is a relatively simple process and beats playing
phone tag. The following are examples of brief messages
that can be used to quickly communicate with parents on a weekly or
Achievement & Improvement
If ______ will continue to put forth the effort he/she has
shown in the past (insert time frame), he/she will receive a great deal
from his schooling.
The following suggestions might improve his/her ______.
Attach list of suggestions.
I am hoping this recent interest and improvement by
_______ will continue.
______ is making progress in the following technical
areas. Attach list. He/She is having
some difficulty with ______, but if he/she continues to work hard
see improvement soon.
______ takes great pride in all of the practice he/she
does and always strives to do so with his/her best effort.
______ tends to work not focus on what he/she is
practicing, which results in many
______ is a very hard worker and has excellent vocabulary
skills for his/her age, but sometimes I am not sure he/she is paying
complete attention on a lesson.
______'s excellent attitude is reflected in the work
Although ______ tries to do his/her best, he/she seems to
be having difficulty
keeping up with his/her peers. Can we meet to discuss this?
I am concerned about ______'s progress this year. He/She
some improvement but his/her growth is not where it should be at this
in preparing for the next (test or competition). Please call to
schedule a conference so we can
As we discussed in our recent conference, _______'s skills
need to be improved to achieve the minimum passing standards for the
(insert level) test. I am sure with that more practice time will
result in increased effort and
concentration necessary for improvement.
______ has great enthusiasm for everything we do on a
However, he/she is having some difficulty with _______. Please consider
Technical Skill Achievement Comments
______ is strong in _____.
______ has earned a very fine report card.
______ has a vast background knowledge of _______.
______ is a very fine and serious student and excels in
______ is working well in all basic skill areas.
______ is working above grade level in ______.
______ is especially good at ______.
______'s low rate of achievement makes it difficult for
he/she to meet the schedule of skills required for the (Insert test
level) for the test session on (insert date, time, and location).
______ is capable of achieving a higher average GOE in the
areas of (Insert specific elements).
______ has had difficulty with learning ______, so in the
coming (Insert unit of item) we will focus on ______.
______ is capable of achieving much on during his/her
______ still needs your support in achieving the following
______ has the desire to learn and needs the following
(Insert extra help) to bring his/her skills to up to the expected
performance level to compete in the (Insert level) event in the (Insert
Competition) being held (Insert Date and place).
______ does not work up to his/her ability.
______ has difficulty understanding the material.
______ is continuing to acquire artistic skills.
______ has improved steadily.
______ has been consistently progressing.
______ has shown a good attitude about trying to improve
______ seems eager to improve.
______ has shown strong growth in _______.
______ is making steady progress in technical aspects of
______'s quality of work is improving.
______ has strengthened her skills in ______.
______ has shown an encouraging desire to better his/her
self in _______.
______ would improve if he/she developed a greater
interest in _______.
______ has made nice progress this month.
______ is progressing nicely, and I hope this continues.
______'s attitude on lessons shows improvement.
Behavior Management Resources
General Teaching Methods
are many different ways in which you can effectively teach your
students. Learn about many different methodologies here. New teachers
will find this resource particularly valuable when they're determining
which method is most effective for them.
of Questions in Bloom's Taxonomy Challenge
your students with all levels of questions as defined by Bloom's
Taxonomy. They will be doing higher-level thinking and you will have a
more interesting classroom! New teachers will find this resource
Secret Weapon: Wait Time Give
your students time to think about your questions before asking for an
answer; this is called "wait time." This professional development
advice will prove especially useful to new teachers.
about the benefits of problem-solving and how to include it in your
teaching. Problem-solving is the ability to identify and solve problems
by applying appropriate skills systematically.
with Cooperative Learning Learn
the basics of successfully teaching your class with the cooperative
learning method. Group projects are an excellent way to help your
students build important communication and teamwork skills. New
teachers will find this resource particularly valuable.
Is Cooperative Learning, and What Does It Do? Cooperative
learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each
with students of different ability levels, use a variety of learning
activities to improve their understanding of a subject. By using this
method, each of your students will feel that he or she is an important
member of the class.
information on cooperative learning, an instructional strategy in which
small groups of students work together on a common task. This teaching
method is an excellent way to allow students to think critically
without relying on you for answers.
Technology Find ways to integrate technology – such as
the Internet, DVDs, and TV programs – into your teaching program.
The following internet
links have been
gleaned from personal communications
public institutions and athletic
have a web presence with information concerning team
materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the
materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given
for the source of the materials.