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.

View Full Article in:

Washington Post, The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
Production Manager, Education and Leadership
Asia Society
New York, NY
CONTRACT - Education Consultants
Confidential
East Coast, Phoenix, Los Angeles, SL_Multiple Locations
Inside Sales Representative
Apperson, Inc.
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Product Marketing Manager
Apperson, Inc.
Charlotte, NC