Southern Lady - A compliment is a "gift" from the giver. You would never open a tangible "gift" and then proceed to tell the gift-giver everything you found wrong with it.would you? Never thought of a compliment in this way.
Task 1 - Shaping Behavior I would use this system because it "compliments" the student on the desired behavior. I like that they are complimented for what the do correctly and that once they get so many stars they can trade them in for a prize.