Recently, I have tried to use the phrase- I love the way... Instead of saying great job, or beautiful or any negative words. This phrase has a great affect on the way the class moves along. If I say "I love the way Ella is turning using her arms and pointing her feet", most of the class will look at Ella and try to use their arms and point their feet(it doesn't work all the time, but most times!). While I am trying to put a positive spin on my classes I try to only use positive reinforcement- omit- don't, can't, won't, and shouldn't. You should try it, I think you will really love the way you sound!
What type of praise do you use in your classes? I would love to hear!