Simple rules about praise you offer will help students a great deal. These are:
- Be specific
- Be sincere
- Praise the process not the person. (That is, praise strategies, decisions, work accomplished.)
Try this out for a week in your classroom and see what differences you observe in yourself and the students.
Download the pdf below that you can give out to teachers in your school. Remember to only focus on one “Teacher Mindset Reminder” in one week. This way, after a week of constant conscious practice, it will become embedded in the subconscious.