Positive Adjectives Used In The Classroom

positive adjectives classroom POSITIVE ADJECTIVES – Can the use of positive adjectives in the classroom make a difference in children’s well-being? Definitely YES. Discover from an English teacher how and why.

Have you ever heard of a perfect classroom? I’ve not, but if you have, then that’s probably a myth. As a teacher, you may have noticed that every student is different. Some are good in academics, some are good in sports. Some have excellent social skills, while the others take the time to open up. Some are cheerful and zesty yet some remain silent. Some are excited about the class and some just want to hear the bell go off.

My class was no different, and I initially had problems dealing with my students.

My Classroom

I teach a group of young fifth graders, 35 to be accurate, who are all 10-11 years old. Unlike my other classes, the first week with my new students wasn’t comfortable as many of them were distracted and some even seemed disinterested in what they were learning. Only a few took interest and participated while there were some who wanted to talk but kept holding themselves back. It gets really tough, especially when you’re teaching ESL to them. I started to doubt my teaching skills, but turns out it wasn’t me after all (phew!). I took a gasp of relief and tried to get to the real problem and fix it early on.

By observing my students and by finding out more about their background, I narrowed down to a list of 14 students who had some problems that were affecting their behavior. My observations unveiled the fact that many of those 14 students had family issues, a troubled household, and lack of attention causing loneliness. A few felt insecure about their appearance and how they were being picked on by others.

These were some serious issues that are enough to damage your self-confidence and make you unhappy.

Introducing Positive Adjectives: The Chosen Words

I planned to reinforce some positivity in my classroom, and what better way to do it than using ‘words’, right? Yes. Using positive adjectives in my class was the best solution. Students need to have a positive approach towards life and positive words, appreciation, and encouragement are a vital part of their early development.

So I made a list of 12 simple positive adjectives (descriptive type) and divided them into groups of 3. Since everyone in my class uses smartphones, I made flashcards for each adjective on Cram with their meanings on the flip side. I shared them with my students and work got so much easier.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Adaptable

Courageous

Courteous

Ambitious

Resourceful

Creative

Diligent

Reliable

Sensible

Exuberant

Gregarious

Philosophical

These were the twelve positive adjectives I chose to use in my classroom early on. Thus began the experiment to introduce the ‘Positive Approach’ to lighten up the mood and invite active participation.

The Positive Month

As I had mentioned, some of the kids in my class were unhappy. I already knew what was bothering them. Their problems were common and well known to me. Since this was the fifth grade, it was still easy to shape them and bring a change in their behavior and way of thinking. It was a learning experience for the remaining students as well.

After dividing the adjectives into groups of 3, it was now time to implement them into our everyday routine. But how? My students react better to stories and tales. So I thought of approaching every positive adjective with a short story.

As a teacher of English, you have already gone through loads of Literature and that way, you often become a good storyteller to engage your students. Luckily, I could come up with good stories that are relevant to the current times as a background for each of my chosen words.

I planned a month long process and focussed on one group of adjectives per week. I also asked them to implement over weekends what they learned in class and write a small article about their experience.

Week 1

Adaptable, Courageous, and Courteous

My aim for the first week was to instill self-confidence and make the students feel positive about themselves, ignore the negativity and be kind to others.

Week 2

Ambitious, Creative, Resourceful

The second lesson after self-belief and kindness was to make my students think out of the box. Children should know how to approach their dreams, know their limitations and utilize what’s available to them to the fullest.

Week 3

Diligent, Reliable, Sensible

The next phase focussed on imparting a sense of responsibility, completing work on time, and sensing what’s correct and what’s wrong.

Week 4

Exuberant, Gregarious, Philosophical

Finally, the last week of the month was meant to teach my students the power of being cheerful and positive around people, and the impact it had on their attitude. Students must learn to be rational and calm while going through difficulties and facing disappointments.

I carefully framed stories that were very close to the situations that some students were facing at home. There was a subtle indication to those students without singling them out or making their condition public as I knew they’d feel awkward. I certainly didn’t want that to happen.

The Results…

I was happy with the results as my students were more engaged in the classroom and participated in conversations without the fear of being judged or judging their classmates. I was really happy to hear a parent come to me and share her thoughts on her daughter’s changed behavior.

My students learned to see their positives attributes over the negative ones, started to respect everyone around them, and would no more get cranky for frivolous things. That was a win for me as their teacher.

A Positive Message

I’d like to quote the example of the Solomon Islanders here. The natives of the Solomon Islands follow a unique method of cursing and yelling at the trees that are too big to be cut down. They do it for a few months and just like that, the tree starts dying and falls. Such is the impact of negative words.

A hearty message that I give my students is to think positive and stay positive. Negative words are bad and as the good old saying goes, Sticks and stones may break my bones but words hurt forever.

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Author Bio:

Sophia Sanchez is a passionate educator and blogger who blogs about education on her personal blog.

She is an ESL/EFL instructor who found her true calling — teaching — while she was juggling writing and a 9-5 desk job. In her free time, she watches movies and takes up freelance writing gigs. If you want to connect with her, you can find her on facebook and twitter.

Positive Adjectives to Describe People

healing power positive words positive adjectives Here is a list of positive adjectives to describe someone. Find below more than 300 positive adjectives to describe people and add to your positive language.

These nice but powerful words will get you started thinking positively about yourself and about people.

Change your words and change your world. Positive minds live positive lives. Words have power! Positive adjectives that start with letters from A to Z, in alphabetical order.

Watch the TEDx talk about the power of positive words spoken by the founder of Positive Words Research.

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with A

ABUNDANT, ADAPTABLE, ADORABLE, ADORED, ADVENTUROUS, AFFABLE, AFFECTIONATE, AGREEABLE, ALLOWING, ALTRUISTIC, AMAZING, AMBITIOUS, AMIABLE, AMICABLE, AMUSING, ANGELIC, APPRECIATED, APPRECIATIVE, AUTHENTIC, AWARE, AWESOME

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with B

BALANCED, BEAUTIFUL, BELOVED, BEST, BEYOND-FABULOUS, BLESSED, BLISSFUL, BLITHESOME, BOLD, BRAVE, BREATHTAKING, BRIGHT, BRILLIANT, BROAD-MINDED

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with C

CALM, CAPABLE, CAREFUL, CARING, CENTERED, CHAMPION, CHARISMATIC, CHARMING, CHEERFUL, CHERISHED, COMFORTABLE, COMMUNICATIVE, COMPASSIONATE, CONFIDENT, CONSCIENTIOUS, CONSIDERATE, CONTENT, CONVIVIAL, COURAGEOUS, COURTEOUS, CREATIVE, CUTE

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with D

DANDY, DARING, DAZZLED, DECISIVE, DEDICATED, DELICIOUS, DELIGHTFUL, DESIRABLE, DETERMINED, DILIGENT, DIPLOMATIC, DISCREET, DIVINE, DYNAMIC

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with E

EAGER, EASYGOING, EMOTIONAL, EMPATHIC, EMPATHETIC, EMPOWERED, ENCHANTED, ENDLESS, ENERGETIC, ENERGIZED, ENLIGHTENED, ENLIVENED, ENOUGH, ENTHUSIASTIC, ETERNAL, EXCELLENT, EXCITED, EXHILARATED, EXPANDED, EXPANSIVE, EXQUISITE, EXTRAORDINARY, EXUBERANT

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with F

FABULOUS, FAIR-MINDED, FAITHFUL, FANTASTIC, FAVORABLE, FEARLESS, FLOURISHED, FLOWING, FOCUSED, FORCEFUL, FORGIVING, FORTUITOUS, FRANK, FREE, FREE-SPIRITED, FRIENDLY, FULFILLED, FUN, FUN-LOVING, FUNNY

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with G

GENEROUS, GENIAL, GENIUS, GENTLE, GENUINE, GIVING, GLAD, GLORIOUS, GLOWING, GODDESS, GOOD, GOOD HEALTH, GOODNESS, GRACEFUL, GRACIOUS, GRATEFUL, GREAT, GREGARIOUS, GROUNDED

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with H

HAPPY, HAPPY-HEARTED, HARD-WORKING, HARMONIOUS, HEALTHY, HEARTFULL, HEARTWARMING, HEAVEN, HELPFUL, HIGH-SPIRITED, HOLY, HONEST, HOPEFUL, HUMOROUS

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with I

ILLUMINATED, IMAGINATIVE, IMPARTIAL, INCOMPARABLE, INCREDIBLE, INDEPENDENT, INEFFABLE, INNOVATIVE, INSPIRATIONAL, INSPIRED, INTELLECTUAL, INTELLIGENT, INTUITIVE, INVENTIVE, INVIGORATED, INVOLVED, IRRESISTIBLE

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with J

JAZZED, JOLLY, JOVIAL, JOYFUL, JOYOUS, JUBILANT, JUICY, JUST, JUVENESCENT

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with K

KALON, KIND, KIND-HEARTED, KISSABLE, KNOWINGLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with L

LIVELY, LOVABLE, LOVED, LOVELY, LOVING, LOYAL, LUCKY, LUXURIOUS

Positive adjectives to describe starting with M

MAGICAL, MAGNIFICENT, MARVELOUS, MEMORABLE, MIND-BLOWING, MINDFUL, MIRACLE, MIRACULOUS, MIRTHFUL, MODEST

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter N

NEAT, NICE, NIRVANA, NOBLE, NON-RESISTANT, NOURISHED, NURTURED

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter O

OPEN, OPEN-HEARTED, OPEN-MINDED, OPTIMISTIC, OPULENT, ORIGINAL, OUTSTANDING, OWNING-MY-POWER

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter P

PASSIONATE, PATIENT, PEACEFUL, PERFECT, PERSISTENT, PHILOSOPHICAL, PIONEERING, PLACID, PLAYFUL, PLUCKY, POLITE, POSITIVE, POWERFUL, PRACTICAL, PRECIOUS, PRO-ACTIVE, PROPITIOUS, PROSPEROUS

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter Q

QUICK-WITTED, QUIET

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter R

RADIANT, RATIONAL, READY, RECEPTIVE, REFRESHED, REJUVENATED, RELAXED, RELIABLE, RELIEVED, REMARKABLE, RENEWED, RESERVED, RESILIENT, RESOURCEFUL, RICH, ROMANTIC

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter S

SACRED, SAFE, SATISFIED, SECURED, SELF-ACCEPTING, SELF-CONFIDENT, SELF-DISCIPLINED, SELF-LOVING, SENSATIONAL, SENSIBLE, SENSITIVE, SERENE, SHINING, SHY, SINCERE, SMART, SOCIABLE, SOULFUL, SPECTACULAR, SPLENDID, STELLAR, STRAIGHTFORWARD, STRONG, STUPENDOUS, SUCCESSFUL, SUPER, SUSTAINED, SYMPATHETIC

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter T

THANKFUL, THOUGHTFUL, THRILLED, THRIVING, TIDY, TOUGH, TRANQUIL, TRIUMPHANT, TRUSTING

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter U

ULTIMATE, UNASSUMING, UNBELIEVABLE, UNDERSTANDING, UNF”CKWITABLE, UNIQUE, UNLIMITED, UNREAL, UPLIFTED, UNF”CKWITHABLE

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter V

VALUABLE, VERSATILE, VIBRANT, VICTORIOUS, VIVACIOUS

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter W

WARM, WARMHEARTED, WEALTHY, WELCOMED, WHOLE, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, WILLING, WISE, WITTY, WONDERFUL, WONDROUS, WORTHY

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter X

XOXO

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter Y

YOUNG-AT-HEART, YOUTHFUL, YUMMY

Positive Adjectives to describe starting with letter Z

ZAPPY, ZESTFUL, ZING

Positive Words and Adjectives for Christmas

Christmas Tree For your magic inspiration, for the text you are writing this Christmas for someone, find here a list of positive words and positive adjectives. Inspire yourself from this list and write a super lovely text for this lucky someone.

Awesome, Awesomeness, Amazing, Angel, Active, Birth, Breathtaking, Bliss, Blissful, Commemorating, Christmastide, Christmas day, Celebrate, Celebration, Chill, Decorate, Dazzling, Enjoyable, Exchange, Exciting, Family, Fabulous, Family reunion, Feast, Festive, Festive day, Feliz Navidad! Gift-giving, Give, Goodwill, Greetings, Happy, Happiness, Holiday, Holy day, Holly, Hope, Hug, Interesting, Jesus Christ, Jolly, Joy, Joyful, Joyeux Noel, Lights, Love, Lovely, Magic, Magical, Merry, Mary, Merry Christmas!, Nice, Navidad, Original, Relaxing, Receive, Rejoice, Santa Claus, Stunning, Snowy, Surprise, Sparkling, Terrific, Unwrap, Wish, Wonder, Wrap, Warm, Warm-heart, Warmhearted, Wonderful.

Merry Christmas everybody and Happy Holidays!

Make a random act of kindness! Share these positive words… so that someone else would be inspired and write something lovely for someone else. Kindness goes from one person to another therefore you can never know the amount of the good you did… it can be actually very big at the end… like a snowball.

Positive Adjectives

Find here a list of 100 positive adjectives that start with letters from A to Z in alphabetical order. Also check out our amazing list of positive words.

Positive adjectives that start with A letter

adaptable
adventurous
affable
affectionate
agreeable
ambitious
amiable
amicable
amusing

Positive adjectives that start with B letter

brave
bright
broad-minded

Positive adjectives that start with C letter

calm
careful
charming
communicative
compassionate
conscientious
considerate
convivial
courageous
courteous
creative

Positive adjectives that start with D letter

decisive
determined
diligent
diplomatic
discreet
dynamic

Positive adjectives that start with E letter

easygoing
emotional
energetic
enthusiastic
exuberant

Positive adjectives that start with F letter

fair-minded
faithful
fearless
forceful
frank
friendly
funny

Positive adjectives that start with G letter

generous
gentle
good
gregarious

Positive adjectives that start with H letter

hard-working
helpful
honest
humorous

Positive adjectives that start with I letter

imaginative
impartial
independent
intellectual
intelligent
intuitive
inventive

Positive adjectives that start with K letter

kind

Positive adjectives that start with L letter

loving
loyal

Positive adjectives that start with M letter

modest

Positive adjectives that start with N letter

neat
nice

Positive adjectives that start with O letter

optimistic

Positive adjectives that start with P letter

passionate
patient
persistent
pioneering
philosophical
placid
plucky
polite
powerful
practical
pro-active

Positive adjectives that start with Q letter

quick-witted
quiet

Positive adjectives that start with R letter

rational
reliable
reserved
resourceful
romantic

Positive adjectives that start with S letter

self-confident
self-disciplined
sensible
sensitive
shy
sincere
sociable
straightforward
sympathetic

Positive adjectives that start with T letter

thoughtful
tidy
tough

Positive adjectives that start with U letter

unassuming
understanding

Positive adjectives that start with V letter

versatile

Positive adjectives that start with W letter

warmhearted
willing
witty