Praising students: Are you doing it right?

Praising students: Are you doing it right?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every student needs praise. But are you giving them false praise or worthy praise? Read on to find out and see how the difference impacts your students. False Praise False praise is praise given in order to appease, flatter, or manipulate students into doing what the teacher wants. In other words, it isn’t based on […]

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Rules and Routines in the Classroom

Reading Time: 3 minutes An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum. I admit it: I allowed students to chew gum in class. Why? Because I chewed gum. I have a throat that tends to get dry after mid-morning, and gum helps. The point is that if you have a rule, you have to follow it yourself or […]

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