When Praise Can Harm

Here are two interesting articles I read in the Atlantic about praise. I know a lot of educators who over praise and I myself have also done it. I try to give concrete praise  when I think it is truly deserved. I think you have to as a middle school teacher as kids know if they deserve it or not, and if they think they don’t deserve it they wont value your opinion.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/lavishing-kids-with-praise-can-make-them-feel-worse-about-themselves/282772/

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/report-teachers-arent-trained-to-praise-their-students/282190/

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