Presentation on theme: "Made in Office 2007 for office2007.com. Which of the following should not be equated to effort? a. luck b. ability c. achievement d. None of the above."— Presentation transcript:
Recommendation for Classroom Practice Establish a rationale for recognition Follow guidelines for effective and ineffective praise Recognition tokens Pause, prompt and praise technique
Establish a Rationale for Recognition Select and “identified level of performance for a particular task. ex: accurately explaining or developing a sound argument with examples and expert opinion.
“Students also need to understand that if they do not receive recognition, it does not mean that they have failed.”
Guidelines for Praise pg. 110 Effective Praise Suggest clear attention to the accomplishment Provides information to students about their competence or the value of their accomplishment Attributes success to effort and ability, implying that similar successes can be expected in the future. Ineffective Praise Delivered randomly or unsystematically Rewards mere participation, without consideration of performance processes or outcomes. Attributes success to ability alone or to external factors such as luck or easy task
Teaching Toolbox Define Effort and give examples Use the term “effort” often. (Per class, per week at least twice one week and from there every other week) From massed to distributed. Decide what behaviors you will reward and describe some examples to you your students. (systematic approach, but be careful) If we do not provide positive recognition they will seek it from other sources. Teach student how to also praise themselves.