Mrs. Rachel Ferreiro
Roger D. Gehring Elementary School
1155 E. Richmar
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 799-6899
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40 Ways to Say Good for You

“Good For You!”

Everyone knows that a little praise goes a long way.  But a little praise really needs to be something more than the same few phrases, repeated over and over.  Students need more than the “traditional” teacher comments (good and very good), especially if you are trying to encourage a student.  These are phrases that parents can use, too!  Try these:


  1. That’s really nice
  2. Wow! That’s great!
  3. I like the way you are working.
  4. Keep up the good work.
  5. That’s quite an improvement.
  6. Much better.
  7. Keep it up.
  8. What neat work.
  9. You really outdid yourself today.
  10. I am pleased by this kind of work.
  11. Good for you!
  12.  I’m proud of you.
  13. You’ve got it now.
  14. You make it look easy.
  15. Your work is coming along nicely.
  16. Excellent work!
  17. I am impressed.
  18. You’re on the right track now.
  19. Terrific!
  20. Very creative.
  21. Now you’ve figured it out.
  22. Superior work!
  23. You’ve made a very good point.
  24.  I appreciate your effort.
  25. Marvelous!
  26. That’s “A” work for sure.
  27. You put a lot of work into this.
  28. That’s the right answer.
  29. Nice going!
  30. Very interesting ideas here.
  31. Good thinking!                                                                                        
  32. That’s clever.
  33. Bravo!
  34. Super Job!
  35. You should be proud of this.
  36. Congratulations on the good score.
  37. Right on!
  38. Superb!
  39. Quality effort went into this work.
  40. Fine job!


Source:  N.S.E.A.