Teachers in a N.Y. school use praise to reduce negative behaviors

01/16/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Psychologists with the Child Mind Institute in New York are working with the League School in Brooklyn to see if a positive-behavior discipline technique, sometimes used with parents and children, will work in a school setting. The technique, called teacher-child interaction therapy -- TCIT -- involves a range of strategies, including teachers ignoring problem behaviors such as not paying attention and praising students for desired behaviors.

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