People produce good results when they feel good about themselves. Correctly implementing praise in the classroom can be a powerful motivational device. Feedback is a necessary ingredient for motivating and increasing student learning. What follows are some practical guidelines for effectively using praise and feedback in the classroom.
Whether you are a rookie or a veteran teacher, we all experience feelings of excitement and worry about the first day of school. Making a good first impression and setting the classroom atmosphere is certainly a high priority for most teachers. Nearly all teachers begin the school year by introducing their class rules. A good way to make certain that your students will definitely, "tune-you-out" on the first day is to devote too much time reviewing rules, expectations and procedures.