Tag Archives: Praise

‘Killing’ with kindness and the dangers of differentiation

Towards the end of last year, the newspapers appeared full of negative reports about teachers holding low expectations of students. Students from poorer socioeconomic backgrounds (especially white working class children and black children) are underachieving in schools and one of … Continue reading


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BPS Education Research Digest

The British Psychological Society runs an extensive blog summarising a wide range of psychological research. The link below takes you to a digest of recent research linked to education. BPS Research Digest: Education Some recent examples of articles: Do children … Continue reading

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Praising children – and when not to

Interesting article in the Guardian about effective use of praise – and how some forms of praise can actually have a negative effect on motivation. Guardian: The art of praising children.

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Praise and rewards – use thoughtfully!

The two Willingham articles I’ll be talking about in the CPD twilight session tonight are: How praise can motivate – or stifle. and Should learning be its own reward? There are a host of other interesting articles – looking at … Continue reading

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Evidence based teachers network

On the suggested links page you’ll find a wealth of sites related to evidence-based education and research. One of the ones I’m subscribed to is the Evidence based teachers network which sends an email about once a month with some … Continue reading

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