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Use of Praise

 

Problems:

·       Giving “love” for obedience

·       External and addictive

·       Your value, not student’s

·       Non specific, non educational feedback

·       Combined with the overuse of disappointment it becomes highly manipulative/addictive.

 

Acceptable Uses:

·       Praise behavior, not student

·       Authentic and spontaneous

·       For accomplishment and/or effort

·       Based on student’s own goals

·       To show appreciation

·       Public attention to under-appreciated student

·       Combined with the use of authentic emotional investment, it can show caring by the teacher.