The Daily Times ran a very nice piece about our SUPR Teacher program at the Upper Darby School District (UDSD), titled “Support Program Creating Positive Feedback in Upper Darby Schools.”
ASCD Express, which goes out to 165,000 education professionals, published an article I wrote together with Chris Pugliese, titled “A Relational Bank Account That Pays Dividends“.
A teacher we worked with asked: “What do I do when a student is out of his chair, and does not respond to my respectful redirections? Should I start threatening with punishments, since the student is being so disobedient?”
Oh, the power of well-timed, emphatic praise. Reinforcing good performance immediately and with great joy practically guarantees repeated attempts of the same performance. Mastering the art of praising enables teachers to inspire students easily and with very small time investment. […]
Safety Through Games A few days ago, I went hiking with friends in beautiful Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco. Along came their two young daughters, ages almost-7 and 4. We chose a path that took us up from […]