Most of us in the Montessori world have been cautioned not to praise children. Too much praise can lead to patterns of codependency and inadvertently teach children that their self-worth should be based on the perceptions of others. But is there really no place for praise and compliments in the Montessori classroom? And if there is, how do you do it right?
In this episode, we’re talking about praise, compliments, and connection with your students. We’re explaining the difference between evaluative and descriptive praise, and we’re sharing different ways you can practice giving praise in the classroom. We’re also explaining how to refocus a conversation and connect with a student who you can tell is seeking attention.
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