Posts Tagged Encouragement as Feedback

Encouragement vs. Praise

Giving children specific feedback and encouraging them to evaluate their own work is a form of encouragement.

If we think of praise as a general statement, such as, “You did a good job” or “I like what you did,” we have not given the youngsters feedback for a basis to evaluate or improve. We have also given a personal opinion. 

In contrast, if we think of encouragement as giving specific feedback, such as “You filled the whole page with color,” or “You wrote your whole name,” then we are removing personal opinion. We are stating our observation.

When we encourage by giving feedback, we gently push the child to do … >>>