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Several previous “Best” lists have discussed various aspects of the value of praise in the classroom, including My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class, The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students, The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy, and The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

I thought readers, and I, might find it useful to bring together some resources about the general value of praise as a strategy (this list also includes links to previous posts):

The Power of Praise is from Angela Duckworth.

PROOF POINTS: Putting praise to the test is from The Hechinger Report.

Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective appeared in Edutopia.

The Right Kind of Praise Can Spur Student Growth is also from Edutopia.

Teacher Praise: An Efficient Tool to Motivate Students is from Intervention Central.

The power of effective praise: A guide for teachers is from Understood.

BIG SURPRISE – NOT: STUDY FINDS PRAISE IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN PUNISHMENT WITH CHILDREN

IMPORTANT REMINDER THAT WE NEED TO PRAISE PROCESS TO SUPPORT A GROWTH MINDSET

STUDY FINDS – TO NO TEACHER’S SURPRISE – THAT PRAISING MORE THAN REPRIMANDING GETS RESULTS

THE ENDLESS LOOP OF NEGATIVE ATTENTION