220.  Subject: Positive Vocabulary Words
Do you have a list or know where I might find a list of positive vocabulary words?

YES!!! Please, find two ATTACHMENTS that may be helpful to you in developing your own list of positive words. The first ATTACHMENT I have included shows how teachers in Pueblo, Colorado, developed a list of over 150 Spanish positive words. Teachers defined these words so students would know exactly what ACTIONS they needed to perform to receive each word from the teacher and, eventually, to say each positive word to themselves as they performed the desired ACTION.

The second ATTACHMENT I have included shows how I use positive words to help my own students in my class.  Every weekend, I prepare a list of positive words and leave space for students to write about an ACTION they performed at home or in the community that defines each positive word.

It is always amazing to me to see how little students appreciate their own positive ACTIONS. They do not recognize when they perform some "good deed" either at home, at church, in the market, traveling by bus or by car, just being with their families at home. Students have to be encouraged to think of themselves in positive terms to develop positive self image and positive self esteem.

You will find many questions relating to DISCIPLINE, the Development of Positive Self Esteem and Positive Self Image, that include many positive adjectives.

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