Archive | Incentives & Praise

Use Meaningful Incentives

Many years ago, on a whim, I wrote a short note to a student named Joanna to let her know how much I appreciated her leadership qualities. I wrote the note before school one day and left it folded over and taped to her desk. When the students entered the room that morning, I watched […]

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Small Gestures Of Praise Can Make A Big Impact

Classroom management is more than just rules and consequences. Everything you do as a teacher, from creating your room environment to how you praise your students, affects their behavior. Recently, I watched a teacher praise a student for the good work he had done on a homework assignment. He and his classmates were lining up […]

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