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ERIC Number: EJ869681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere: Teachers' Use of Effective Praise and Feedback
Conroy, Maureen A.; Sutherland, Kevin S.; Snyder, Angela; Al-Hendawi, Maha; Vo, Abigail
Beyond Behavior, v18 n2 p18-26 Win 2009
Creating a positive and engaging classroom atmosphere is one of the most powerful tools teachers can use to encourage children's learning and prevent problem behaviors from occurring. Teachers' responses to children's appropriate and problem behavior can help set the tone of the classroom environment. Creating positive interactions between a teacher and child is one important way to help build a positive classroom environment. In this article, the authors discuss two important forms of teacher attention that can be used to help promote positive teacher-child interactions: (1) teacher praise; and (2) feedback. Although most teachers already use these instructional tools in their classrooms, researchers have found that they may not always be used frequently or effectively. The authors also discuss how teachers can use praise and feedback most effectively to affect their interactions with children in their classrooms and improve the classroom atmosphere. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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