Examples Of Encouragement

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Introduction This assignment is based on one of the seven principles of teaching science, which is “children learn through encouragement and praise rather than punishment”. No matter how old children are, praise and encouragement will help them feel good about themselves rather than punishment. This boasts their self-esteem and confidence. Sometimes rewards can be useful too, especially if you want to encourage good behavior. We live in a culture where a ribbon, gold star, silver star, a trophy or enthusiastic “excellent” has become common places and even expected when children participate in any activity, regardless of their effort or outcome. Encouragement can be inspirational and motivating-gentle, supportive nudge that helps children…show more content…
Encouraging statements points out specific facts but do not evaluate them. Phrases such as “You really work hard” are an example of non-judgmental encouragement. Children who are encourage tend to develop a stronger self-motivation and pride in their work because the encouragement focuses on what they are doing well, not what other people thinks about their work. Skinner was an operant conditioning theorist, his view was that reinforcement strengthens response, which he calls the operant. The operant is (the response) is seen as emitted rather than elicit. Skinner defined the reinforcement as the base line level which is the rate of response prior to the introduction of the reinforcement and it can also be negative or positive. Positive reinforcement can bring pleasant consequences e.g. money, awards, toys etc. Negative reinforcement removes something unpleasant from an immediate situation e.g. pain, denial etc. According to Skinner, we can reinforce a person for a specific response, thus he says that voluntary responses are influenced by consequences that follow. For example, a teacher may present a pupil with a prize for being first in the class with the idea of strengthening his response. The pupil will therefore strive to maintain his or her high performance. With the use of operant techniques individual learn to make a particular response to a particular stimulus and then make some similar response in a slightly different…show more content…
Therefore, however you encourage or praise children it must builds their self-esteem and confident not break it down. On the other hand, over praise can actually lower children self-esteem and make them the more competitive and less cooperative. Children who are praise tent to do things to please adults, not because they are motivated themselves but because they want to please others. Encouragement and praise teaches children to evaluate themselves on their own. This is because when adult provide children with feedback about what they are dong, the children learn to evaluate themselves without comparing their effort and success to those of others. Encouragement prepares children for real-world challenges where they will be expected to do much more than show up to earn recognition. Encouragement focuses on effort because children who are encourage tend to develop a stronger self-motivation and pride in their work because the encouragement focuses on what they are doing well, not what other people thinks about their work. As teachers we must always be willing to praise and encourage children because it could make a difference those children live. Many children go to bed hungry for food in the world, but perhaps many more are hungry for encouraging affirming words. By practicing positive phrases, you can make a difference in those
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