Sackstein, S. (2019, April 21). PSA: When Giving Feedback, Don’t Lead With ‘I Love” or ‘I Like”. Retrieved March 9, 2020.

When providing feedback, rather than approval-seeking feeling words like “like” or “love,” feedback providers (teachers, students, peers) should focus on developing efficacy around particular skills and leave the nurturing/validating emotional part of out it.

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