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Posted inJill Barshay

PROOF POINTS: Putting praise to the test

Praising students for good behavior is central to many strategies for helping teachers deal with unruly students. Scolding students isn’t. But does this nice-guy approach really work with kids who are testing boundaries, especially rambunctious adolescents?  One widely used program called CHAMPS was recently tested in a study involving more than 100 teachers and almost […]