What do you think about these comments?

  • “A teacher who praises a child may be unwittingly sending the message that the student reached the limit of his innate ability, while a teacher who criticizes a pupil conveys the message that he can improve his performance even further.”
  • “Offering praise has become a sort of panacea for the anxieties of modern parenting.”
  • “It turns out that the ability to repeatedly respond to failure by exerting more effort—instead of simply giving up—is a trait well studied in psychology.”
  • “Students turn to cheating because they haven’t developed a strategy for handling failure.”

Read the rest of a fascinating article here.

Peril of Praise