Praise for the Second Edition:
“This book should be required reading for all teachers. The multitude of classroom strategies offers teachers invaluable insights and techniques.”
Praise for the Third Edition:
“This book speaks to rookie teachers, veteran teachers, and every teacher in between. Through sharing stories, modeling behaviors, and holding up a mirror, the authors convey in a lighthearted way the truth of what teaching is all about—creating a classroom environment that encourages both students and educators to strive for and experience success.”
Resolve classroom management challenges with more than 300 field-tested insights, tips, and strategies!
In the third edition of this bestseller, teacher, trainer, and keynote speaker Renee Rosenblum-Lowden and school counselor Felicia Lowden Kimmel offer beginning and experienced teachers an abundance of techniques for dealing with everyday classroom management issues. Blending their professional knowledge, common sense, and wit, the authors provide new strategies for:
Avoiding confrontations, defusing difficult situations, and encouraging honest communication; Empowering students by building their confidence and cultivating responsible behaviors; Getting students to complete homework assignments, come prepared, and stay on task; Working with parents and staff
This timeless collection of innovative ideas and teacher-tested methods is an ideal “mentor-in-a-book” that educators will use again and again throughout their careers.
Chapter Seventeen: Self-Esteem Strategies
Praise, Praise, Praise—But Don't Overpraise
Remember, if you are too effusive, your compliments become meaningless. Sincere praise can only make a student feel good, but it is crucial that you praise for efforts and accomplishments rather than looks. (Unless, that is, your student is all decked out for a special occasion.)