This concise book focuses on classroom management basics, including student behavior, organizing classroom space, effective use of resources, and establishing a presence in the classroom.
Chapter 6: Praise, Rewards and Sanctions
Praise, Rewards and Sanctions
Tell them what you want, and give them a big beamy smile when they do it. If you say anything at all, keep your voice upbeat and dish out the praise.
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I have heard teachers say: ‘Well, I'd praise him if he did something to deserve it.’ Other teachers will tell you, ‘This lot? They need overpraising to get the best out of them.’ Who is right? Teachers are professional critics of children's work, always on the lookout for ways to improve it. Part of their job is to see mistakes, correct them and decide what the next steps will be. Children are not so aware of the next steps themselves, so they need far more ...