Yesterday, we were given the reading assignment of Chapter 6-"True Compliments". The gist is to give "true compliments, compliments that are specific to the person and the area you want to highlight. I love the final thought: "Kind words are a gift. They create wealth in the heart."(p.41).
I relate this strategy very clearly to complimenting our students throughout the day and even more specifically through reading and writing conferences. My friends Beth Moore and Stacey Shubitz at Two Writing Teachers have some wonderful posts on complimenting students. Here are links to a three posts that are worth reading as you think of complimenting throughout your day, week, and year with our students. Happy complimenting!