Archive for the ‘Rewards’ Category

Ditch self-esteem and focus on self-control

Published on Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Anyone growing up in the eighties (and beyond) will have grown up in the self-esteem era. In the 1980s, psychologists showed that high self-esteem equated to high grades at school and students with lower self-esteem tended […]

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Ensuring Rewards are Effective

Published on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

An email arrived in my mailbox inviting our family to our Year 13 son’s prize giving as he was receiving a prize. This was not the whole school prize giving, it was the Te Hotuwaipara Maori Student Achievement Evening. My grandmother was quarter Maori and rightly or wrongly I have registered my children in school […]

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