Here are some exact words and phrases to say to students when we teachers want to encourgae them.......
I believe you, kiddo (student name).
I see you working hard.
That’s tricky and you aren’t giving up.
That takes courage.
Won’t it be nice when this isn’t so difficult for you someday?
You’re getting so close.
You’re going to get it.
You did that all by yourself.
I think you feel proud of yourself right now.
I love watching you have so much fun.
I really enjoyed my time with you today.
Thank you for trusting me.
I know that’s hard for you sometimes.
You are feeling your feelings with me.
That’s what strong kids do!