According to the text, pgs: 52-53, praise is an intangible form of reinforcement that can be used ineffectively. Also, there is information on how to use praise ethically and effectively. Click on the link provided: Five Reasons to Stop Saying.docx
Read what Alfie Kohn has to say about praise in his article: “Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job”. After reading the article discuss your ideas with your classmates by focusing on the 3 following questions:
Do you agree with Kohn’s ideas on praise?
Should teachers use praise in the classroom? How should it be used to be effective?
Think of a time when you used praise with a child. Judge whether the praise was necessary. Decide whether the praise was effectively stated.