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Old 07-08-2015, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
until they become as much of a habit as saying Good Job.
Absentmindedly telling kids good job all the feels so fake and condescending to me.
After reading the article the first time several years ago, my co-teachers and I decided to help each other break the habit by doing one of the things he says (as an example of how condescending it is) in the book--praising each other every time we did it: "Good praising!" It was totally fake and condescending, as you say, and it broke our habit fast! If you don't have a co-teacher, a friend or spouse could be a partner after hours.
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