THE JOY OF COMPLIMENTING STUDENTS
One of the joys that I felt from interacting with students is when I compliment them. Praising them for successfully completing their assignment, for putting their best effort on doing something, for helping their friends, for willing to answer the question, for asking a question, and for showing that they care.
There are certain things and conditions that encourage me to compliment the students. There is also a guidebook that contains over 1,000 compliments to show to the students.
Those are some examples of compliment from the book.
How does a compliment affect student? They will certainly feel happy and confident. They feel that anything they are doing receive attention and acknowledged by other people.
Not only that, we are fulling their needs by praising them. What needs, to be specific?
According to Maslow, in their growth, an individual has a need of reward and appreciation. This need is among other needs such as, Physiological needs, Safety needs, Love and belonging, Esteem, and Self-Actualization.
Appreciation or reward can motivate one’s self. For students, it can help them to gain more achievements.
Compliment toward students on the proper situation needs to be normalized by teachers. Our happiness as educators will grow if the effect of the praises can lead to various achievements.
PRAISE OUR STUDENTS AND ENJOY THE HAPPINESS!
Written by Education Director, Trinita Hestiana S.Pd, MM. Pd.