all praise and no work
In studying my school reports and documents I found I fell from being a promising student to an unmotivated, withdrawn one, as I progressed through school, and wanted to explore the reasons for this. Through studying the theories of psychologists Carol Dweck and Alfie Kohn I confirmed that over praising your child’s intelligence can have diminishing results. In this time where rewards may not always be on the horizon we need to deliver interventions that will boost student’s motivation, resilience and learning so I felt it an appropriate time to communicate the dangers of hindering where we think we are helping. I concentrated my findings into, ‘5 reasons to stop saying good job’-a communicative book which breaks down the visual appeal of praise and reveals the underlying effect.