Does praise help improve student achievement?

01/15/2012 | Washington Post, The

Attempts to boost students' self-esteem by praising minor achievements and effort has not improved academic achievements, researchers say. Some teachers say they are abandoning unearned praise in favor of methods that reward "persistence" and "risk-taking." Some experts say this type of praise leads students to embrace challenges and work harder.

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