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Martin Burrett

Using praise (in brief) by @thisiseducation - 14 views

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    "Praise seems such an obvious part of a teacher's role that it is often overlooked. However, like all tools the use of praise does need constant practice and planning in order for it to become a positive habit. With care, its use can be a highly effective intervention that supports young people with social, emotional or mental health needs as well as benefitting all pupils."
taconi12

Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!" - 118 views

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    Thought-provoking article on possible harms of praise if motive is simply to get child to repeat behavior.  Should focus more on how child's actions made others feel.
Todd Finley

List of praise comments for student work - A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums - 129 views

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    Sometimes, it's hard to come up with original ways to praise student work. 
MJ Kraus

Mind - When a Parent's Love Comes With Conditions - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • praising children for doing something right isn’t a meaningful alternative to pulling back or punishing when they do something wrong. Both are examples of conditional parenting, and both are counterproductive.
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  • unconditional acceptance by parents as well as teachers should be accompanied by “autonomy support”: explaining reasons for requests, maximizing opportunities for the child to participate in making decisions, being encouraging without manipulating, and actively imagining how things look from the child’s point of view.
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    Conditional parenting vs. unconditional love, with research support
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