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Giving and Receiving Compliments

As conversation skills advance, Giving and Receiving Compliments allows a student to offer kind words in a way that is focused on another person’s talents. Then, learners practice how to receive a compliment with gratitude.

Preview an SEL skills lesson: Giving and Receiving Compliments

1 Show the video to your students

[SCENE 1]

Kate: (doing her braid)

Serena: Wow, I love your braid!

Kate: Thank you! I love doing different types of braids.

Serena: I bet it takes a lot of practice.

Kate: You can learn too. It’s not very hard.

 

[FROM MY VIEW]

Serena: (voice over) When I want to make someone else feel good, I give a compliment. I can also start conversations by noticing things about people and complimenting them.

[SCENE 1 replay]

Kate: (doing her braid)

Serena: Wow, I love your braid!

Kate: Thank you! I love doing different types of braids.

Serena: I bet it takes a lot of practice.

Kate: You can learn too. It’s not very hard. 

 

[FURTHER PRACTICE]

Narrator: If we see something we like about someone or we think they’re doing a good job, we can give them a compliment. 

[SCENE 1 replay]

Kate: (doing her braid)

Serena: Wow, I love your braid!

Kate: Thank you! I love doing different types of braids.

Serena: I bet it takes a lot of practice.

Kate: You can learn too. It’s not very hard. 

 

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