Rewards & Punishments

TKG does not use rewards & punishments to motivate students. Everything we do in the classroom has a foundation of relationship. Our communication strategies are not driven by praise (“good job!” “you’re so pretty!”  “if you do this you’ll get…”) because it manipulates, it changes our perspective of ourselves and reduces motivation. We support and encourage children through empowering them to solve their problems, encouraging them to think differently and in helping them practice perseverance.

Read more in “Five Reasons to Stop Saying Good Job” by Alfie Kohn (Good Job)

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