If I ask you which teacher you remember most fondly, you may be clear (or not) but it won’t take long to evoke endearing moments from childhood. Shall we try it out? Because that teacher who comes to your mind must have human or vocational qualities that make him or her shine in a special way. We show you the best phrases to say to your students every day.

Phrases that we should say to our students:

Imagine if we managed to put together a long list of the attributes that we each highlight from “our teachers”. I am sure that we would agree on many: did he live his vocation with great passion, did he listen to his students, did he make you feel unique, did he encourage and motivate you, did he awaken your enthusiasm for learning, etc.

Phrases That We Should Say To Our Students:

Teachers, you are this and more for your students, you are their reference. But I would like to remind you of something that sometimes we do not notice and that really has a special weight in our relationship with them: There are phrases that fill our hearts and souls, that invite us to grow and trust in ourselves. There are words that feed our self-esteem, that give us peace and happiness; and even more so if they come from the mouth of our teacher.

In this article I want to reclaim that language that, obviously, sometimes we do not give it the value it has. Are you in?

  1. “I know you can do it”
    Some words have the power to comfort us and make us feel capable of anything. They strengthen our confidence and encourage us to undertake new projects. These kinds of expressions are very important during childhood and adolescence, which is the time when personality is being forged. You will need a good repertoire for school: “I believe in you”, “I have no doubt that you will succeed”, “you will succeed”.
  2. “Why don’t you try it?”
    When we speak from the heart and encourage our students to take risks, we fill them with energy. With our positive and close attitude, we remind them that we trust them and, above all, that they have the capacity to believe and grow. The experiences we live make us the person we are and this is how our identity is forged.

Take note of the following expressions, they will be useful for you to challenge your students: “Dare you try?”, “What if we tried together?”, “Do you dare?”

  1. “I love the way you are, I love the way you do this.”
    An important part of building self-esteem is interacting with other people. With the start of nursery school, our little students begin to interact with other children their age and it is nice (and necessary) to remind them that each one of them is unique and special. In the difference is the value!
  2. “What if you try to see it differently?
    We tend to get confused in our own thoughts and it is then difficult to see things from another point of view. So it’s great to have someone to push us to think differently and open our minds, don’t you think?

I think this is a good phrase (in all its variants) for students to put themselves in someone else’s place and thus lead them to a more positive and empathetic thought: “Do you think your partner Marcos would think the same way,” “would you think the same way again tomorrow?

  1. “How hard you tried!”
    We all need to feel that our efforts are recognized and not just the achievements we make. This is how motivation falls on the path and not just on the final goal. That is why, when we highlight with nice words the dedication our students have put into a task, we strengthen those positive behaviors and attitudes.

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Do you want to know some expressions that you can use: “You were very involved in the group work”, “you worked hard on it”, “you can be proud, how you worked hard”, etc.

phrases we should say to our students
Children need to learn emotional vocabulary to understand what they are feeling and to put a voice to their emotions. Only then can they identify their feelings and share them with us. From school, we can accompany those emotions, that is, we can pronounce aloud how we think they feel in order to help them: “I see that you are very happy”, “I see that you didn’t like that”, “I think you are angry”.

  1. “I care about your opinion, what do you think about this?”
    When we give value to our students’ opinions, they feel comforted and satisfied. They realize that their thoughts are important and that each of us has our own way of thinking. This translates into immediate benefits in the classroom: our students are more responsive and tolerant and dialogue between them is promoted.

I encourage you to repeat often the phrases I have shared with you. Although simple, said in a conscious way and at the right time; they manage to generate very positive attitudes in our classrooms and bring out the best in us, those unique human qualities that make us special.