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In my previous article "Are we praising too much?" I discussed the modern teaching method of mind control teaching: Praising. With constantly praising children, we are taking advantage of the human need for approval, and creating a generation who can’t do anything unless they get approval. How do you change your teaching style? First you need to ask yourself what the stu...

When you attend any class today, you often hear the teacher say "Well done!" or "that's excellent work" or "Susan is listening so nicely" or "Thank you, Johnny for doing such neat and tidy work." Is praise a good thing or is it a form of control? Who benefits by praise? Praising kids would certainly work in the short run as they are hungry for attention and prai...