Powerful words to say instead of “good job!”

When one of my preschool students shares with me something they have made or done, my automatic response is almost always to say, "good job!" But as you will hear in this recent Bam Radio Interview with Randy Hitz and Rae Pica, there are far more valuable things I could be saying instead of "good job" to my students. Before I share my thoughts, let me invite you to take a listen to the Bam Radio Show. Just click [...]

Is it possible to give too much positive praise to preschoolers?

Last week I was the guest commentator on the Bam Radio Show along with Rae Pica, Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D.,  and Margaret Berry Wilson. The topic was titled, "Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much "Positive" Reinforcement?" . You can click on the link to take a listen. Rae Pica with Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D., Margaret Berry Wilson, and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. My Thoughts on positive reinforcement... I have seen [...]