Recognition Without Rewards

From the Building Connections Book Set

by Betty Tate
by Caren Cameron
by Colleen Politano
by Daphne McNaughton

ISBN: 978-1-895411-89-8
Grade: for grades K-8
Price: $22.00

Stickers, trophies, prizes, points, tokens, grades—all are forms of rewards that teachers use every day. But do such premiums work? The authors deliver a thoughtful and well-researched answer: No, they do not work; rewards actually interfere with learning. What students need, say the authors, is thoughtful, specific recognition. This book explores the difference between rewards and recognition. It provides practical ideas that will build students’ confidence, motivate them, and help them develop skills for lifelong learning.

This book includes:

  • practical ideas for recognition in the classroom and at school
  • criteria-based assessment ideas
  • responses to commonly asked questions
  • an overview of research and comprehensive bibliographies

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