Would more praise be good for your class?

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31st January 2020

RESEARCHERS studying classroom behaviour say that pupils focus more if teachers hand out more praise.

The scientists in America sat in on 151 classes in 19 different schools with kids aged 5-12. They say that in the classes where teachers used praise much more than punishment, pupils focused up to 20-30% longer.

Dr Paul Caldarella, the study leader, says that teachers usually tell pupils off more than praise them, but that this can have a negative effect on classroom behaviour. He says that praise helps to boost kids’ self-esteem and confidence.

What do you think?

 

Would more praise be good for your class?

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remi27 · 12 months ago

No, we always get a lot of praise. I know that this doesn’t happen across the country but in my opinion it should. Children should be encouraged and praised and be given advice, not be told off for not doing perfect work.

remi27 · 12 months ago

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neiljunior · 12 months ago

I think the more praise a child 🧒🏻 gets on his/ her work the more inspiration he or her gets to do the work because they have more belief in them that they can do it.

amazingaje · 12 months ago

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amazingaje · 12 months ago

my class definitely needs more praise because some people get really stuck (in yr 6) and they don`t focus that much

saxophone7 · 12 months ago

First to comment!!!!!!!!!! My teacher gives out praise lots but some people need to give out more

wireskid · 12 months ago

1. first to comment 2. yes, kids need to feel good so more praise will make them feel good

marmite300 · 12 months ago

I think that some teachers don’t give enough praise when a child gets something right. I think it is important that they do get praise because often, they will have tried very hard and be very proud of their work and it can be quite upsetting when you don’t receive praise.

piggyo5 · 12 months ago

I think it is a good idea. If you get praised, you know your teacher thinks that you can do well and get better. However, punishment could make I child feel bad about them - selves and lose confidence, which teachers and pupils feel bad.

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aryshah · 12 months ago

I think that if children get more praise they become more confident and as a ten year old I think if people in my class got more praise they would be proud of themselves and live up to our teacher’s expectations. And being more confident means you want to try more so I think children deserve more praise.👍

yilqia · 12 months ago

I think more praise from teachers would help children have confidence in themselves. By telling children off would keep them having negative feelings.

thehkh · 12 months ago

It would definitely help.

saxophone7 · 12 months ago

I'm back again 2 days later why hashould no one else commented????????

omangion · 12 months ago

I think that praise makes you want to learn more; my teacher has a goody bag and once we have got enough house points, we get to pick something out of it.

anju-fnews · 12 months ago

I think praises are important in classes because it motivates children more to try harder in lessons from my perspective.

crystalx27 · 12 months ago

I think praise will help people with their confidence. In my school, the teachers have to use up all of their time trying their best to deal with the kids disturbing the class instead of being able to praise their other students who are working and trying to just get on with it. So yes, I believe praise will be really good for my class and for other schools and classes in general too. :)

firstnews6 · 12 months ago

yes, because it makes you feel more confident knowing that you are doing the correct thing and builds self esteem. it makes you want to carry on doing the work as someone has praised you and told you that you are doing a good job.

abinews · 12 months ago

I definitely think that teachers should praise students more. I once had a class where the teachers were forever telling us how rubbish we were compared to the other classes and it had a really negative effect on the class. Teachers don't only have to tell us what we're not good at, being told what we're good at is good for ALL of us!

ioloallen · 12 months ago

Using A Lot More Praise Will Be Better In My Opinion. Some Teachers Are Strict And I Feel Sorry For The Kids So More Praise Shall Be Better.

dontaskme · 12 months ago

Normally I would say yes, but at my school some of the kids from the junior school got soooo much praise that they’re really disruptive and a bit spoilt.

artymartin · 12 months ago

Yes, We should get praised because it makes us feel better and makes us work harder.

bamboomilk · 12 months ago

Yes, because children need to be confident and happy to be able to work and they need a lot of courage and the only people that can cheer them up in class is probably a teacher or a best friend if their in the same class otherwise your work won't be as good when your sad.

cutiecat · 12 months ago

ITHINK THAT YOU SOULD BECAUSE IT INSPIRES FOR THEM TO REACH THERE GOALS

netcheer11 · 12 months ago

No, the teachers should.

peebi0412 · 12 months ago

Yes however, this doesn’t mean that punishments should decrease since I am in a pretty naughty class! 😂

popsy2409 · 11 months ago

Our class needs way more praise

dog_lover · 11 months ago

Sometimes teachers drone on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on so eventually the students get bored (like you just did). :) However, if the teacher was more enthusiastic, or at least acted like they were, the pupils might aswell, and they will pay better attention.

shivi12 · 11 months ago

I think praise would encourage the children to harder and when you get rewarded or praised you feel much happier and proud of yourself! The only downside of this would be if the praise and rewards went to your head and you would strat boasting about it. Other than that, I think its a really good idea!! :)

shivi12 · 11 months ago

I meant WORK harder :}

cloudy23 · 11 months ago

I think we should get more praise as it makes us feel motivated and inspired. Also, It highlights the good things we do and makes us want to do good even more

ocean32 · 11 months ago

I put no because my class just messes about even though we’re in year 5. Praise would just make them be sillier.

lolatiger · 11 months ago

Praise is good to an extent. When distracting children have a minute of decent behaviour in one class and the teachers go crazy and fall all over them then do the other children that can’t work because of this bad behaviour, it’s not fair. Yes, praising a student does inspire them and that’s why I stick with to an extent.

snufflypug · 10 months ago

No idea, mate. I just put yea because my class gets good praise and does good.

18bunnymay · 10 months ago

I think yes, because praising makes children more confident.

thanos · 10 months ago

They would definitely needed to be praised. So if you did good work you should be praised

sloth-love · 10 months ago

I feel more happy to do tasks if teachers praise you.

hpfan818 · 9 months ago

Children need to be praised for things they have done well. In other schools people don’t treat their children as fairly as we do. Children also have different points of you children also have different points of views. We need to treat people how we want to be treated.

programmer · 9 months ago

Positivity 1000%

cakelover1 · 9 months ago

we already get tons and we are happy and mentally healthy from praise in my class and my fellow classmates would agree with me but too much can go to your head and will be bad for you

cakelover1 · 9 months ago

yes but if we got too much it may go to our heads a bit so yes but not too much

dingbat202 · 9 months ago

we get enough praise and it's enough to make my friends big-headed.
it makes people brag about pointless things when they did something easily.
However some people do need praise to be motivated and that is good.

dingbat202 · 9 months ago

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adalard · 9 months ago

At my school, we don't exactly need more PRAISE, but we need less SCOLDING.

emilynight · 4 months ago

Yes cause some people need that support like my friend who has anxiety

badgehuff · 3 months ago

Definitely more praise would motivate more children

bourbons25 · 1 month ago

I think more praise would be really beneficial - it motivates people to really try their best.