Give student praise where it's needed

January 19, 2012

After reading the recent article regarding empty praise ("Teachers trying to curb empty praise," Jan. 16), I certainly agree that in the past many educators, including myself, praised children and yet it didn't bring about the outcome we wanted to see.

It's so important how a child is praised for his and her completed work or assignment.

Let us not leave out the hard-working, non-achievers and slow learners who need some kind of praise for their hard work and effort as progress is being attained.

Give praise where it's due and with caution.

Timothy Modlin, Baltimore

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