Provide positive reinforcement for specific actions, instead of stable traits.

Example:

“I like how you tried _____________ and then thought of other ways to answer the challenge.”

“Your effort really shows in this.”

Further Readings:

CAST Professional Learning  – Mastery Oriented Feedback Card

Teaching Channel – Are Your Brains Tired?

American Psychological Association  – Using Praise to Enhance Student Resilience and Learning Outcomes


Written by: Louis Olander
Reviewed by: Kathy Furlong Silverio

 

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