M6 U3 A2 The Dos and Don'ts of Using Praise

M6 U3 A2 The Dos and Don'ts of Using Praise

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  • Do praise students on their efforts and the strategies that they are using.
  • Nice outline, Kelly.  That will be very useful when you sit down to write your report. 
  • Do talk in detail about the strategies a student has used. Comment on which strategies were helpful, and which were not.
  • Tom, I see that the brainstorming exercises helped you to come up with a lot of ideas that you can use in your report. Can you tell me about what you wrote?
  • Sure...
  • Do treat each challenge as an opportunity for learning.
  • Yeah, I got a good grade on that report. I'm going to try to do that again.
  • I know that you struggled with the last report, but do you remember how well it came out after you revised it?
  • Don't offer praise for trivial accomplishments or weak efforts.
  • Well, I guess you answered 4 out of 10 questions. That's pretty good, Kelly. 
  • Don't inflate praise, particularly for students with low self-esteem.
  • Tom! This is the best answer to this question that I have ever seen! Everyone should be writing as well as you are!
  • Don't ever say, "You are so smart." in response to good work.
  • That quiz was really hard! Will I still be smart if I can't do the next one?
  • Wow! You finished the quiz in before the time was up? You must be a genius!
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