Praise In The Classroom

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Praise In The Classroom Alison Flemming [ edit ] Learning Targets Students will be able to explain what praise is. Students will know the difference between effective and ineffective praise. Students will learn examples of different methods of praise in the classroom. "To praise or not to praise?"(Delisio) [ edit ] Introduction Is praise effective or is it harmful to the students? That is the question for teachers. Praise means “to commend the worth of or to express approval or admiration” (Hitz, & Driscoll). Some teachers give praise regularly and too much often while other teachers don’t give praise nearly enough. “Praise can improve self-esteem, self-reliance, autonomy, achievement and motivation” ("Praise"). However, praise needs to be used effectively. Praise is good for children, but too much praise will lose its effect or create approval junkies, which . Those are those e students who constantly seek praise. “Their self-worth is based on what others say, and that is not a healthy self-esteem. They can't do things if they are not praised" (Delisio). They cannot be independent and self motivated if they constantly need praise. It will also harm them in the future when they grow up and have a
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job. The boss will not stand over them and praise them for the work that they are doing. That would not be realistic. If a teacher praises all the students in the class by saying the same thing, then praise loses its effectiveness. “For example, if all the students in a class are told their paintings are great and students know that some are better than others, the praise will lose its significance” (Delisio). It is important to have a balance when praising students in the classroom. Too much praising loses its importance but not enough praising can be frustrating for students. By praising the right way, students can see how they are doing and be motivated. Teachers also use praise as a classroom management tool. For example,
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course ECI 301 taught by Professor Allan during the Spring '08 term at Old Dominion.

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