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Surprise, Surprise – Punishment May Not Be The Best Parenting (Or Teaching) Strategy

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PertsLab shared a report on an interesting study with unsurprising results, Warmth, not punishment, helps middle-school students learn, U-M study says.

Though the study is focused on parenting, it’s easy to substitute the word “teaching.” It’s results are similar to two previous studies I’ve written about, Study: “Authoritative,” Not “Authoritarian,” Classroom Management Works Best For Boys.

Here’s an excerpt from the article about the new research:

Punitive-parenting

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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