Tip #8: Praise must be collective in order to be effective
I’ve kind of covered this already, but I’m repeating it in order to stress its importance.
Most teachers are good are dishing out praise.
Some teachers are good at dishing out genuine, meaningful praise that actually has a positive psychological effect on the student.
Very few teachers are good at sharing meaningful praise with colleagues so that those colleagues can also praise the student and reinforce the empowerment you’ve created.
Be mindful of the power of the collective – when a number of different voices are providing positive, meaningful and sincere praise for the same action or achievement, then that turns student self-motivation into drive: a life-changing personality trait.
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